fortune cookie


Definition of fortune cookie

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

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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,, "Herald’s ‘Wok Tall’ front page is no laughing matter for Asian-Americans," 1 Aug. 2019 Two fortune cookies cause an engaged psychotherapist and her teenage daughter to magically exchange bodies. Los Angeles Times, "Here are the feature and TV films airing the week of Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019," 11 Aug. 2019 Visitors will get a free skewer of the spiced-to-order chicken, a free water or soft drink, a fortune cookie and a chance to pose with a panda cosplayer. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Comic-Con 2019: Top 10 cheap eats at Comic-Con this week," 17 July 2019 The more mystical residents of Echo Park swear the sign works like a giant rotating fortune cookie or tarot card. Los Angeles Times, "Column: For the doctor behind Happy Foot Sad Foot sign, a strange kind of fame comes to an end," 15 July 2019 Buzz60 A Ypsilanti man won a $351,180 jackpot playing his fortune cookie numbers. Dixita Limbachia, Detroit Free Press, "Ypsilanti man wins $350K lottery jackpot using fortune cookie numbers," 25 June 2019 Numbers from a fortune cookie his stepdaughter got a couple of years ago at the age of 6, according to The News & Observer. Vandana Ravikumar, USA TODAY, "How's this for good fortune? North Carolina man wins $344.6M Powerball with numbers from a fortune cookie," 4 June 2019 On Valentine’s Day, the fortune cookie will be served with red velvet ice cream at the Meet Me in The Ladies’ Room seafood omakase event inside the Fat Rice cocktail lounge. Louisa Chu,, "Fat Rice making Cards Against Humanity fortune cookies, among Chinese New Year specials," 24 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of fortune cookie

1940, in the meaning defined above

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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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