[ koo k-ee ]
/ ˈkʊk i /
a small cake made from stiff, sweet dough rolled and sliced or dropped by spoonfuls on a large, flat pan (cookie sheet) and baked.
Informal. dear; sweetheart (a term of address, usually connoting affection).
- a person: a smart cookie; a tough cookie.
- an alluring young woman.
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.
South Atlantic States (chiefly North Carolina ). a doughnut.
Scot. a bun.
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toss/spill one's cookies, Slang. to vomit.
Origin of cookie
1695–1705; < Dutch koekie, dialectal variant of koekje, equivalent to koek cake + -je diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for toss one's cookies
/ (ˈkʊkɪ) /
noun plural -ies
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
a Scot word for bun
informal a personsmart cookie
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
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
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Science definitions for toss one's cookies
[ kuk′ē ]
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.
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Idioms and Phrases with toss one's cookies (1 of 2)
toss one's cookies
Vomit, as in A roller-coaster ride may make her toss her cookies. This slangy euphemism dates from the first half of the 1900s.
Idioms and Phrases with toss one's cookies (2 of 2)
see hand in the till (cookie jar); that's how the ball bounces (cookie crumbles); toss one's cookies.
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