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 When the fortune cookies were passed out, Cy the Cynic wouldn’t open his. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, 16 May 2024 His friend’s uncle, Qiang Yee, started the fortune cookie factory in 1990. Hanh Truong, Sacramento Bee, 2 May 2024 Guests can now purchase a bouquet includes 12 fortune cookies with a range of colors. Anthony Robledo, USA TODAY, 4 May 2024 Feng also uses some of the batter to make giant fortune cookies with a machine that Yee left him. Hanh Truong, Sacramento Bee, 2 May 2024 No detail was spared at this affair as each place setting included a custom giant fortune cookie name card and a traditional red envelope that held a crisp one-dollar note to ensure good luck and prosperity to all guests for the upcoming year. Florence O'Connor, Vogue, 9 Feb. 2024 Teaming up with Rick to prevent that catastrophic fate, Jerry ends up in the middle of a hilariously over-the-top sci-fi battle in the fortune cookie factory. Huntley Woods and Christian Holub,, 17 Oct. 2023 People of all ages have a role: Toddlers carry flags, teens and young adults dance in the lion costumes, and older adults hold banners, play instruments and hand fortune cookies to spectators. Marisa Iati, Washington Post, 9 Feb. 2024 Menu staples include egg foo young, chop suey and fortune cookies that appeal to Americans but aren’t as widely popular in China. Russell Flannery, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fortune cookie was in 1940

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“Fortune cookie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

fortune cookie

: a thin cookie folded to contain a slip of paper on which is written a fortune
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