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[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

cooky

[koo k-ee] /ˈkʊk i/
noun, plural cookies.
1.
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Examples from the web for cookies
  • He began to envision coconuts as haystacks, ribeye beef joints as mountains and fortune cookies as folded rugs.
  • Oats and maple also pair nicely in scones, cookies or even beer.
  • Those tracking cookies you deleted may not actually be gone.
  • Milk is well known as a great dietary source of protein and calcium, not to mention an indispensable companion to cookies.
  • But all those cookies and stuff did catch up with him.
  • No human being could drink thousands of gallons of milk without losing his cookies.
  • Believe it or not, scientists are actually pretty smart cookies.
  • And all the cookies that people are leaving for him really don't help, you know.
  • So, watch out for cakes and cookies that say sugar-free on the label.
  • cookies have a more directly commercial purpose, too.
British Dictionary definitions for cookies

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 cookies

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.

cooky

n.

variant of cookie.

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cookies 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 cookies

cookies

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cookie, shoot one's cookies


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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Idioms and Phrases with cookies
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