fortune cookie

noun

Definition of fortune cookie

: a thin cookie folded to contain a slip of paper on which is printed a fortune, proverb, or humorous statement

Examples of fortune cookie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Naturally, there was a social media-ready hashtag that includes the emoji for a fortune cookie. Los Angeles Times, "How a project to honor artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres devolved into an Instagram stunt," 5 June 2020 For dessert, it’s blood orange sorbet and fortune cookies. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Restaurants in Clawson, Troy celebrating Chinese New Year," 2 Feb. 2020 In the ‘90s, Chinn took on many small roles, including in Glengarry Glen Ross (as a coat checker), Mickey Blue Eyes (as a restaurant owner in an iconic scene involving Hugh Grant and a fortune cookie) and Roseanne (as a salon employee). Time, "Lori Tan Chinn Is a Scene-Stealer in Awkwafina’s New Series. But the Role Comes After Decades of Harassment and Discrimination," 24 Jan. 2020 Two fortune cookies cause an engaged psychotherapist and her teenage daughter to magically exchange bodies. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV for Oct. 6-12: ‘Throne of Blood’ and more," 4 Oct. 2019 Two fortune cookies cause an engaged psychotherapist and her teenage daughter to magically exchange bodies. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV for Oct. 6-12: ‘Throne of Blood’ and more," 4 Oct. 2019 Instead of fortune cookies, why not try some of the restaurant’s pumpkin pie ($8.95), not-too-sweet dumplings that are crispy on the outside? Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, "Review: This new Sichuan bistro in Towson serves tongue-numbing dishes and you’ll love every bite," 26 Nov. 2019 Two fortune cookies cause an engaged psychotherapist and her teenage daughter to magically exchange bodies. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 15, 2019: ‘Alien,’ ‘Aliens’ and more," 13 Sep. 2019 Yes, the Herald’s story is about Chinese food, and a white takeout box and a fortune cookie may seem like apt images to represent that. Shirley Leung, BostonGlobe.com, "Herald’s ‘Wok Tall’ front page is no laughing matter for Asian-Americans," 1 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of fortune cookie

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Fortune cookie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fortune%20cookie. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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fortune cookie

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fortune cookie

: a thin cookie served in Chinese restaurants that contains a slip of paper on which a message (such as a prediction about your future) is printed

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