animal cracker


Definition of animal cracker

: a small cookie in the shape of an animal

Examples of animal cracker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "How to strengthen your immunity to coronavirus. Part 1: Diet," 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, "A Panorama of Design," 20 Nov. 2019 Make the Crust: Process the animal crackers in a food processor until finely ground, about 10 seconds. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "5 Recipes You Need To Make This Weekend Before Summer Ends," 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,, "Growing Up Wild At KPL," 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, "'Mercados' cookbook explores the wonders of Mexico's markets and brings home the recipes," 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, "Man on horseback arrested after burglarizing home in Florida," 29 July 2019 After 116 years of captivity, animal crackers have been freed from their cages. Matthew Haag, The Seattle Times, "In a victory for PETA, animal crackers roam free," 21 Aug. 2018 After more than a century behind bars, the beasts on boxes of animal crackers are roaming free. Dee-ann Durbin, The Seattle Times, "Animal crackers break out of their cages," 20 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of animal cracker

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Animal cracker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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: a small cookie that is shaped like an animal

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