[ jin-jer-snap ]
/ ˈdʒɪn dʒərˌsnæp /


a small, brittle cookie flavored with ginger and molasses.

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