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

Those ginger cookies are 100 percent real, and especially good. Daisy Finer, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Golden Door Is the World's Most Iconic Spa," 21 Dec. 2018 If your budget does not allow for tips, consider homemade gifts (yes, gingerbread cookies count) or a genuine and heartfelt thank you note. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "The Definitive Guide to Holiday Tipping," 17 Dec. 2018 Bake, rotating positions of pans halfway through, until cookies are light golden brown around the edges, 10 to 12 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Reindeer and Tree Cookies," 29 Nov. 2018 But the British/American dynamic is definitely there — and cookies are apparently important to both, since Stacey is an intense baker. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "Vanessa Hudgens's "The Princess Switch" Is Reminding Fans of "The Lizzie McGuire Movie," "Monte Carlo," and More," 8 Nov. 2018 Once the cookies are out of the oven, pack them into boxes and head somewhere the treats will be warmly received, like a nursing home, fire station, police station, or homeless shelter. Shelby Deering, Country Living, "5 Party Ideas That Give Back to Your Community," 1 Nov. 2018 The cookies are very good; interesting enough on their own to become wildly popular. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "‘Stories’ was Instagram’s smartest move yet," 8 Aug. 2018 Packed with pumpkin spice, a hint of molasses, and marshmallow cream, these Halloween cookies are anything but dull. Alexis Jones, Redbook, "The Best Halloween Food Ideas for Your Adult Gathering," 2 Aug. 2018 Served warm, the large chocolate chip cookies are pleasingly gooey and tasty. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Disneyland's new Pixar Pier: Is it Incredible?," 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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The first known use of cookie was in 1703

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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 \
plural cookies

Kids Definition of cookie

: a small sweet cake

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