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noun cook·ie \ ˈku̇-kē \
variants: or cooky

Definition of cookie

plural cookies
1 :a small flat or slightly raised cake
2 a :an attractive woman
  • a buxom French cookie who haunts the … colony's one night spot
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b :person, guy
  • a tough cookie
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 website server, and containing personal information (such as a user identification code, customized preferences, or a record of pages visited)

Examples of cookie in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of cookie

Dutch koekje, diminutive of koek cake



COOKIE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of cookie for English Language Learners

  • : 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)


COOKIE Defined for Kids

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noun cook·ie \ ˈku̇-kē \

Definition of cookie for Students

plural cookies
:a small sweet cake


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