gin·​ger·​snap | \ ˈjin-jər-ˌsnap How to pronounce gingersnap (audio) \

Definition of gingersnap

: a thin brittle cookie sweetened with molasses and flavored with ginger

Examples of gingersnap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s definitely not the case these days, and this one, the gingersnap, is a favorite not just for snacking, but versatility. Amy Drew Thompson,, 8 Dec. 2021 It’s flavored with ground ginger, cinnamon, allspice and molasses to evoke a gingersnap cookie. Washington Post, 13 Nov. 2020 Make the gingersnap cookie crust: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and brown and granulated sugars on medium-low speed until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Washington Post, 13 Nov. 2020 Toscanini’s is home to a host of other deliciously creative flavors — all homemade in store — including blackberry goat cheese, gingersnap molasses, peanut butter jam graham, among the more traditional vanilla and chocolate varieties., 21 June 2021 When Mouse wants to eat a gingersnap, Cat wants to eat Mouse. Celia Storey, Arkansas Online, 31 May 2021 Pumpkin gingersnap pie, apple crisp cake, pecan pie bars, pumpkin caramel cake jars, cookie place cards. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 Nov. 2020 The 32-ounce candle smells of pumpkin, gingersnap, and whipped vanilla and comes in a fun sparkly jar. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Sep. 2020 Using melted chocolate as glue, stick candy corns halfway around the perimeter of a gingersnap cookie. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 17 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of gingersnap

1805, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gingersnap was in 1805

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“Gingersnap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of gingersnap

: a hard cookie that is flavored with ginger


gin·​ger·​snap | \ ˈjin-jər-ˌsnap How to pronounce gingersnap (audio) \

Kids Definition of gingersnap

: a thin hard cookie flavored with ginger


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