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cookie

[koo k-ee] /ˈkʊk i/
noun
1.
a small cake made from stiff, sweet dough rolled and sliced or dropped by spoonfuls on a large, flat pan (cookie sheet) and baked.
2.
Informal. dear; sweetheart (a term of address, usually connoting affection).
3.
Slang.
  1. a person:
    a smart cookie; a tough cookie.
  2. an alluring young woman.
4.
Computers. a message, or segment of data, containing information about a user, sent by a web server to a browser and sent back to the server each time the browser requests a Web page.
5.
South Atlantic States (chiefly North Carolina) . a doughnut.
6.
Scot. a bun.
Idioms
7.
toss / spill one's cookies, Slang. to vomit.
Also, cooky.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; < Dutch koekie, dialectal variant of koekje, equivalent to koek cake + -je diminutive suffix
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Examples for cookie
  • It seems terribly unfair, but that's the way the cookie crumbles.
  • Lift one edge of the cookie and fold it so the cookie forms a semicircle.
  • Press your thumb into center of each cookie ball, making a small well.
  • The cookie could have crumbled differently, is my point.
  • The revitalized crayons, in cookie cutter block shapes, make wonderful gifts and clever package decorations.
  • Look at a cookie as another mile that you have to burn.
  • With simple cookie cutters and paint, you can make your own distinctive wrapping paper.
  • Suppose cookie makers were also having budget problems.
  • They supply a collection kit that comes with nine vials pre-loaded with cookie crumbs.
  • One of the things is there is no more cookie monster.
British Dictionary definitions for cookie

cookie

/ˈkʊkɪ/
noun (pl) -ies
1.
(US & Canadian) a small flat dry sweet or plain cake of many varieties, baked from a dough Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) biscuit
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
Word Origin
C18: from Dutch koekje, diminutive of koek cake
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Word Origin and History for cookie
n.

1703, American English, from Dutch koekje "little cake," diminutive of koek "cake," from Middle Dutch koke (see cake (n.)). Slang application to persons attested since 1920. Phrase that's the way the cookie crumbles "that's the way things happen" is from 1957.

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cookie in Science
cookie
  (kk'ē)   
A collection of information, usually including a username and the current date and time, stored on the local computer of a person using the World Wide Web, used chiefly by websites to identify users who have previously registered or visited the site. Cookies are used to relate one computer transaction to a later one.
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Slang definitions & phrases for cookie

cookie

noun
  1. (also cookee) A cook or cook's helper (1840s+)
  2. A person who prepares opium for smoking; opium addict (1950s+ Narcotics)
  3. An attractive young woman (1920+)
  4. A person; gal, guy •Most often modified by smart or tough: ''What do you really want?'' Smart cookie (1930+)
  5. (also cookies) The female genitals; vulva (1950s+ Black)
  6. A base hit: knowing I was going to get at least one cookie every game (1970s+ Baseball)
  7. A short line of text added to one's computer upon accessing a Web site, to identify the user
Related Terms

gripe one's ass, that's the way the ball bounces, tough cookie


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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cookie in Technology


1. HTTP cookie.
2. A handle, transaction ID, or other token of agreement between cooperating programs. "I give him a packet, he gives me back a cookie".
The ticket you get from a dry-cleaning shop is a perfect mundane example of a cookie; the only thing it's useful for is to relate a later transaction to this one (so you get the same clothes back).
Compare magic cookie; see also fortune cookie.
3. A cracker term for the password list on a multi-user computer.
4. An adjective describing a computer that just became toast.
(1997-04-14)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Idioms and Phrases with cookie
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