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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We were freed from using the geriatric, unreliable oven that came with our apartment, and cookies, pizzas, and baked chicken dishes were now heated all the way through. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Review: The June oven made me want a camera in every cooking device," 22 Dec. 2018 While her products don’t come with any specific guarantees, there are a number of glowing customer reviews of the brownies, cookies, and supplements, all from formerly anxious mothers thrilled to see a supply boost. E.j. Dickson, Vox, "Inside the mommy-friendly, scientifically sketchy world of breastfeeding supplements," 20 Dec. 2018 Participants can also register on the morning of the event at 6 a.m. The ride fee includes refreshments and snacks, including home-baked cookies, ice cream and watermelon. Michelle Mullins, Elgin Courier-News, "Elgin News Digest: Mayor's walking challenge, Lord portraits, Fox Trot," 18 May 2018 Mondelez said price hikes on some of its cookies and crackers are in response to rising ingredient and transportation costs. Annie Gasparro, WSJ, "That Big Mac and Coke Now Comes With a Side Order of Inflation," 31 Oct. 2018 Of the five of us, the two who were least prone to seasickness were the ones who tossed their cookies. Paige Collins, The Seattle Times, "Bad Travelers: A harrowing crossing on the Victoria Clipper," 17 Sep. 2018 And bring your cookies and cucumber salad — outside food, drinks, coolers, lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "Nickel Plate District Amphitheater reopens in Fishers," 12 July 2018 Now 8, Makai rents part of a commercial kitchen to bake her cookies in preparation for area festivals and farmers markets. Allison Bagley, Houston Chronicle, "Young entrepreneurs grow business acumen at farmers’ markets," 13 June 2018 Carolyn enjoyed baking her famous chocolate chip cookies and mayonnaise cakes for her children's birthday. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Carolyn N. Rumery," 15 May 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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The first known use of cookie was in 1703

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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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