[ jin-jer-snap ]
/ ˈdʒɪn dʒərˌsnæp /


a small, brittle cookie flavored with ginger and molasses.

Nearby words

  1. gingerbread palm,
  2. gingerbread plum,
  3. gingerbread tree,
  4. gingerly,
  5. gingerroot,
  6. gingery,
  7. gingham,
  8. gingili,
  9. gingiva,
  10. gingival

Origin of gingersnap

First recorded in 1795–1805; ginger + snap

Also called, British, ginger nut. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gingersnap

  • I had a bit of gingersnap in my pocket, left over from treating Don, and I tossed it on the floor midway between us.

    IT and Other Stories|Gouverneur Morris
  • Consequently it was either fight and arouse the household and so lose his chance of a gingersnap, or get out of her way.

  • Roberta, with the gingersnap still in her mouth, tugged desperately at the lines, and the back seat yelled 71 “Whoa!”

    Betty Wales Freshman|Edith K. Dunton
  • Roberta gathered the reins in one hand, clucked to the horse, and put her gingersnap into her mouth for the first bite.

    Betty Wales Freshman|Edith K. Dunton