animal cracker


: a small cookie in the shape of an animal

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Recipes vary across the country and can call for dozens of ingredients such as discs of Mexican chocolate, plantains, raisins, animal crackers, pumpkin or sesame seeds, peanuts, or tortillas, which add thickness. Serena Maria Daniels, CNN, 23 Mar. 2023 Majumdar recommends protein-rich snacks, such as roasted chickpeas, which can be eaten in place of snacks devoid of protein, such as animal crackers, for example. Lisa Drayer, CNN, 25 Mar. 2020 Urban decorated the turrets and domed interiors with simulated frosting, gumdrops, peppermint sticks, animal crackers, gingerbread men and other sweets. New York Times, 20 Nov. 2019 Make the Crust: Process the animal crackers in a food processor until finely ground, about 10 seconds. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, 20 Sep. 2019 Children’s Librarian Allison Whiston was busy on a recent Saturday morning, putting animal crackers and goldfish in snack cups in the community room of the Killingly Public Library. Denise Coffey,, 14 Oct. 2019 The subtly sweet, local version of molé that turns out to be thickened not only with bread but with animal crackers. Michalene Busico, Dallas News, 31 July 2019 During that time, police talked with some of the neighbors and fed Angel some animal crackers that were in the squad car. Fox News, 29 July 2019 After 116 years of captivity, animal crackers have been freed from their cages. Matthew Haag, The Seattle Times, 21 Aug. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of animal cracker was in 1878

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“Animal cracker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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