Definition of cookie
1 : a small flat or slightly raised cake
3cookie : 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.
Recent Examples of cookie from the Web
Devil's Dozen Donut Shop in Little Italy is observing the holiday by unveiling new flavors, such as circus animal cookie donut, the classic Homer Simpson (DOH)nut, a birthday cake batter donut and a funfetti old fashioned.
Hot dogs from John's Rib House and cookies from DeEtta's Bakery will be available for purchase.
As the crispy artichoke hearts were served, Cookie Monster appeared on stage with talk show host John Oliver to auction -- what else -- a giant chocolate chip cookie.
Each tray turns out about 40 cookies, and she's got 18 trays to make.
At Politico, Sara Dickerman samples Trump mega-donor Rebekah Mercer’s cookies.
Outside the company’s annual shareholder meeting on May 17 in Chicago, union members protested its decision to eliminate 600 jobs at a local factory that makes Oreo cookies, and shift some operations to Mexico.
Mr. Luis made the brand small -- closing down stores, nixing cookie-cutter product lines and getting rid of flash sales -- to make the brand big again.
Employees pour a mixture of milk, cream, sugar and egg onto a stainless steel plate — kept at 3.2 degrees Fahrenheit — chopping in such ingredients as fresh fruit and cookies as the milk mixture swiftly freezes into a square sheet of ice cream.
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Origin and Etymology of cookie
Dutch koekje, diminutive of koek cake
First Known Use: 1703
COOKIE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of cookie for Students
: a small sweet cake
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