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cookie jar

noun
1.
a jar or other container for storing cookies.
2.
such a container used for storing money.
Idioms
3.
have one's hand in the cookie jar, Informal. to take or attempt to take advantage of one's position by demanding or accepting favors or bribes:
They suspected the mayor's assistant had his hand in the cookie jar.
Origin of cookie jar
1940-1945
1940-45, Americanism
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  • "Before, when we put them in the cookie jar, they escaped," said Jeremiah.

  • Alec was fishing in the cupboard for the cookie jar when the vidiphone buzzed.

    The Thirst Quenchers Rick Raphael
  • There was always an open sesame to the cookie jar and the apple barrel.

    David Dunne Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • Hortense quietly sneaked over to the cookie jar and peeked in.

  • I am sure I havent been at the cookie jar any more than usual this week, the twelve-year-old said.

    The Corner House Girls Grace Brooks Hill
Slang definitions & phrases for cookie jar

cookie jar

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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cookie jar in Technology


1. An area of memory set aside for storing cookies. Most commonly heard in the Atari ST community; many useful ST programs record their presence by storing a distinctive magic number in the jar. Programs can inquire after the presence or otherwise of other programs by searching the contents of the jar.
2. A cracker term for the password file of a multi-user computer.
[Jargon File]
(1997-02-12)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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