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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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 The dessert menu includes caramel cheesecake for $6.95 and chocolate chip cookie skillet for $10.95. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Docks Bar and Grill in Wauconda," 6 July 2018 There’s a sense of accomplishment in baking a cake, pie or batch of cookies and having people react to that. Lynn Petrak, chicagotribune.com, "Petrak: Craving the dying art of home cooking and baking? You can find it at west suburban farmers markets.," 5 July 2018 Should your company replace that tray of cookies at the meeting with a bowl of apples and bananas? Martin Finucane, BostonGlobe.com, "Study says people eat a lot at work — and it’s not too healthy," 11 June 2018 Frankie takes comfort in being held by Mike and, perhaps even more, from an emergency stash of cookies. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "'The Middle' finale recap: Tears, laughs, and one last road trip," 22 May 2018 Combine scraps, re-roll, and cut one more batch of cookies. Beth Lipton, Country Living, "Bunny Sugar Cookies," 2 Mar. 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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