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cookie monster

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cookie monster

noun phrase

Someone who is voracious and destructive: The policy got eaten up by a Cookie Monster named Richard Darman, director of OMB

[1970s+; fr a televison hand-puppet character so named who noisily devours huge amounts of cookies]


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 monster in Technology

recreation
(From the children's TV program "Sesame Street") Any of a family of early (1970s) hacks reported on TOPS-10, ITS, Multics and elsewhere that would lock up either the victim's terminal (on a time-sharing machine) or the console (on a batch mainframe), repeatedly demanding "I WANT A COOKIE". The required responses ranged in complexity from "COOKIE" through "HAVE A COOKIE" and upward.
See also wabbit.
[Jargon File]
(1997-02-12)

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