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cookie

noun cook·ie \ˈku̇-kē\

Simple Definition of cookie

  • : a sweet baked food that is usually small, flat, and round and is made from flour and sugar

  • computers : a file that may be added to your computer when you visit a Web site and that contains information about you (such as an identification code or a record of the Web pages you have visited)

Full Definition of cookie

plural cook·ies

  1. 1 :  a small flat or slightly raised cake

  2. 2 a :  an attractive woman <a buxom French cookie who haunts the … colony's one night spot — Newsweek> b :  person, guy <a tough cookie>

  3. 3 cookie :  a small file or part of a file stored on a World Wide Web user's computer, created and subsequently read by a Web site server, and containing personal information (as a user identification code, customized preferences, or a record of pages visited)

Examples of cookie

  1. This recipe makes about two dozen cookies.

  2. She put a batch of cookies into the oven.

  3. Don't worry about her—she's a tough cookie.

  4. You are one smart cookie.



Variants of cookie

or cooky play \ˈku̇-kē\

Origin of cookie

Dutch koekje, diminutive of koek cake


First Known Use: 1703

Rhymes with cookie




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