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gingersnap

[jin-jer-snap]
noun
  1. a small, brittle cookie flavored with ginger and molasses.
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Origin of gingersnap

First recorded in 1795–1805; ginger + snap
Also called, British, ginger nut.
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British Dictionary definitions for ginger nut

ginger nut

ginger snap

noun
  1. a crisp biscuit flavoured with ginger
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