- a thin folded wafer containing a prediction or maxim printed on a slip of paper: often served as a dessert in Chinese restaurants.
Origin of fortune cookie
First recorded in 1960–65
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Examples from the Web for fortune cookie
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May 19, 2013
Word Origin and History for fortune cookie
by 1955, said to have been invented in 1918 by David Jung, Chinese immigrant to America who established Hong Kong Noodle Co., who handed out cookies that contained uplifting messages as a promotional gimmick.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper