cookie

noun
cook·​ie | \ˈku̇-kē \
variants: or cooky
plural cookies

Definition of cookie 

1 : a small flat or slightly raised cake

2a : an attractive woman a buxom French cookie who haunts the … colony's one night spotNewsweek

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)

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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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Recent Examples on the Web

The company says the cookie dialog box blocker will come to the rest of the Opera portfolio soon. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "Opera will block those annoying cookie dialog boxes on its Android app," 6 Nov. 2018 Serve dolloped with sour cream and crushed ginger cookies if desired. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Pumpkin Spice Mousse," 24 Oct. 2018 Tracking cookies store some kind of unique identifier that represents your browser. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Firefox 63 blocks tracking cookies, offers a VPN when you need one," 23 Oct. 2018 Mullvad’s website cookies also expire pretty quickly. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Mullvad 2018 review: A fantastic VPN has a great new look," 17 Oct. 2018 Pipe the rest of the frosting onto cookies for serving, if desired. Redbook Test Kitchen, Redbook, "Marshmallow Ghosts," 19 Sep. 2018 Farm 779 will have coconut kefirs and reductions, krauts, kvass, kombucha, ketogenic snacks and cookies. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Salmon fishing season got you down? Here are locals who can help fill your freezer," 27 June 2018 One cookie contains 800 calories, 44 grams of fat, 97 grams of carb with just 3 as fiber, 8 grams of protein, and 770 mg of sodium. Health.com, "The 4 Healthiest Menu Items at Panera Bread (Plus 3 Things to Avoid)," 13 July 2018 The One Who Cooks Gross Food That Stanks The roommate who randomly bakes chocolate chip cookies on Saturday afternoon = the best. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "The 10 Worst Roommates Everyone Lives With At Some Point," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of cookie

1703, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cookie

Dutch koekje, diminutive of koek cake

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cookie

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cookie

: 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

noun
cook·​ie | \ˈku̇-kē \
plural cookies

Kids Definition of cookie

: a small sweet cake

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