cookie

[koo k-ee]
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noun
  1. a small cake made from stiff, sweet dough rolled and sliced or dropped by spoonfuls on a large, flat pan (cookie sheet) and baked.
  2. Informal. dear; sweetheart (a term of address, usually connoting affection).
  3. Slang.
    1. a person: a smart cookie; a tough cookie.
    2. an alluring young woman.
  4. Computers. a message, or segment of data, containing information about a user, sent by a web server to a browser and sent back to the server each time the browser requests a web page.
  5. South Atlantic States (chiefly North Carolina ). a doughnut.
  6. Scot. a bun.
Idioms
  1. toss/spill one's cookies, Slang. to vomit.
Sometimes cook·y.

Origin of cookie

1695–1705; < Dutch koekie, dialectal variant of koekje, equivalent to koek cake + -je diminutive suffix

cooky

[koo k-ee]
noun, plural cook·ies.
  1. cookie.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for cookies

wafer, biscuit, confection

Examples from the Web for cookies

Contemporary Examples of cookies

Historical Examples of cookies

  • Pepsy was counting the money and Pee-wee was eating the cookies that were left over.

    Pee-wee Harris

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh

  • There were cookies there, and doughnuts, and even half an apple pie.

    The Portygee

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • "Yes, and we can try our hands at some cookies," added Fred.

    The Rover Boys on a Hunt

    Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)

  • Two waifs adrift in a storm, peering into a bakery window at the cookies.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht

  • But Gwenny never had any cookies as good as those, and the jell is so pretty!

    The Girl Scouts at Home

    Katherine Keene Galt


British Dictionary definitions for cookies

cookie

cooky

noun plural -ies
  1. US and Canadian a small flat dry sweet or plain cake of many varieties, baked from a doughAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): biscuit
  2. a Scot word for bun
  3. informal a personsmart cookie
  4. computing a piece of data downloaded to a computer by a website, containing details of the preferences of that computer's user which identify the user when revisiting that website
  5. that's the way the cookie crumbles informal matters are inevitably or unalterably so

Word Origin for cookie

C18: from Dutch koekje, diminutive of koek cake
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for cookies

cookie

n.

1703, American English, from Dutch koekje "little cake," diminutive of koek "cake," from Middle Dutch koke (see cake (n.)). Slang application to persons attested since 1920. Phrase that's the way the cookie crumbles "that's the way things happen" is from 1957.

cooky

n.

variant of cookie.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

cookies in Science

cookie

[kukē]
  1. A collection of information, usually including a username and the current date and time, stored on the local computer of a person using the World Wide Web, used chiefly by websites to identify users who have previously registered or visited the site. Cookies are used to relate one computer transaction to a later one.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Idioms and Phrases with cookies

cookie

see hand in the till (cookie jar); that's how the ball bounces (cookie crumbles); toss one's cookies.

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