World English Dictionary
cookie or cooky (ˈkʊkɪ)
n , pl -ies
1.  (US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): biscuit a small flat dry sweet or plain cake of many varieties, baked from a dough
2.  a Scot word for bun
3.  informal a person: smart cookie
4.  computing a piece of data downloaded to a computer by a website, containing details of the preferences of that computer's user which identify the user when revisiting that website
5.  informal that's the way the cookie crumbles matters are inevitably or unalterably so
[C18: from Dutch koekje, diminutive of koek cake]
cooky or cooky
[C18: from Dutch koekje, diminutive of koek cake]

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variant of cookie.
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