cook·​ie ˈku̇-kē How to pronounce cookie (audio)
variants or cooky
plural cookies
: a small flat or slightly raised cake
: an attractive woman
a buxom French cookie who haunts the … colony's one night spotNewsweek
: person, guy
a tough cookie
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

This recipe makes about two dozen cookies. She put a batch of cookies into the oven. Don't worry about her—she's a tough cookie. You are one smart cookie.
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Word History


Dutch koekje, diminutive of koek cake

First Known Use

1779, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cookie was in 1779

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Cite this Entry

“Cookie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


variants or cooky
plural cookies
: a small sweet flat or slightly raised cake
cookie : a small computer file that contains information relating to websites a person has visited

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