cookie

noun
cook·​ie | \ ˈku̇-kē How to pronounce cookie (audio) \
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 One unique offering from Sift and Pour is the interactive cookie decorating class, which will be available on Easter weekend. Dallas News, "Easter treats: 4 Dallas sweets shops with special spring desserts," 2 Apr. 2021 Visitors can find a springtime pool party, indoor scavenger hunts, a cookie decorating experience and animal encounters from Wild Florida. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, "Easter weekend in Orlando: Egg hunts and family-friendly events," 31 Mar. 2021 Jared Sierra’s wide-eyed dancer, Eric Desnoyers’ addled amnesiac, Robb Ross’s tough cookie. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "Musicals entertainingly celebrate sisterhood | Reviews," 27 Mar. 2021 The average price of an Insomnia cookie is $2.50, so the program pays for itself quickly. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "Fried chicken wars go global and free donuts: 5 fast food stories you might have missed this week," 27 Mar. 2021 There are variations with flaky or cookie crusts, caramelized or glossy tops, and even with Hokkaido cheese or green tea. Washington Post, "With a flaky crust and delicate filling, Chinese egg tarts evoke sweet memories and a fusion cuisine," 22 Mar. 2021 His menu has included Moroccan-style chicken, lobster and shrimp risotto, quail with cherry sauce, and panko parmesan tilapia, and desserts like raspberry cheesecake chimichangas, black forest cake, and cookie and cream pie. Gloria Casas, chicagotribune.com, "No bland, unimaginative meals at The Greens of Elgin thanks to the restaurant chef who’s taken over the kitchen," 20 Mar. 2021 The Girl Scout whose virtual cookie sales pitch went viral earlier this year has sold thousands of boxes of cookies. Fox News, "Girl Scout whose cookie sales pitch went viral donates boxes to nursing homes, health care workers," 19 Mar. 2021 Those are the rough proportions of one wafer of an Oreo cookie, Desch noted. NBC News, "No cigar: Interstellar object is cookie-shaped planet shard," 18 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of cookie

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cookie

Dutch koekje, diminutive of koek cake

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Last Updated

17 Apr 2021

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“Cookie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cookie. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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cookie

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cookie

chiefly US : 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 How to pronounce cookie (audio) \
plural cookies

Kids Definition of cookie

: a small sweet cake

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