cookie

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cookie a short line of text that a web site puts on your computer's hard drive when you access the web site
    • n cookie any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)
    • n cookie the cook on a ranch or at a camp
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Chicago has the largest cookie factory, where Nabisco made over 4.6 billion "Oreo" cookies in 1997
    • n Cookie See Cooky.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If all the Oreo cookies ever sold were stacked on top of one another, they would be as high as 13.3 million Sears Towers
    • n Cookie kook′i a kind of sweet cake used at tea
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Idioms

Caught with your hand in the cookie jar - (USA) If someone is caught with his or her hand in the cookie jar, he or she is caught doing something wrong.
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Sharp cookie - Someone who isn't easily deceived or fooled is a sharp cookie.
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That is the way the cookie crumbles - "That's the way the cookie crumbles" means that things don't always turn out the way we want.
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Tough cookie - A tough cookie is a person who will do everything necessary to achieve what they want.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. koekje, a cake.

Usage

In literature:

Are four pans of cookies enough for five children?
"Little Busybodies" by Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
I wouldn't be in his shoes for a cooky.
"Motor Boat Boys Mississippi Cruise" by Louis Arundel
Miss Sturgis is strong-minded, I'll bet a cookie.
"Peggy Stewart at School" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
Cookie came and gave us a hand at the pumps and started some of the old chanties.
"The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men" by Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
Not by a ginger cookie!
"Mary Louise in the Country" by L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)
There sat Mrs. Tolman, unpacking with quiet enjoyment sandwiches, eggs, cake, cookies, and olives.
"Steve and the Steam Engine" by Sara Ware Bassett
Here's my Cookie Gal dishing up.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
The following morning, in accordance with his promise to the farmer, the Hermit lured Ringtail to the cabin by means of a cooky.
"Followers of the Trail" by Zoe Meyer
I know a cafe where we can sit quietly and drink wine, perhaps with cookies.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
You know this is the first day of school and you can't run for a cookie if you get hungry.
"Patchwork" by Anna Balmer Myers
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In poetry:

The Moon's the North Wind's cooky.
He bites it, day by day,
Until there's but a rim of scraps
That crumble all away.
"The Moon's The North Wind's Cooky" by Vachel Lindsay
We're bound afar and cookie's in the galley,
Walk away boys, walk away!
Fare thee well, young moon of all the Yangtse valley,
Away boys, lift and walk away!
"Yangtse River Shanty" by Hamish Maclaren
I see the China steward, the nigger cookie's face;
There's a skysail ship to loo'ard, an' we're goin' to race;
But a black squall comes a-hidin' all the sea an' sky,
An' white horses run a-ridin' with their manes blown high.
"Johnnie Chanteyman" by Bill Adams

In news:

This cookie has a delicacy, an elegance, not associated with the robust kids' cookie made with peanut butter.
Resnikoff is the guy behind The Cookie Department, an Emeryville-based maker of functional cookies that launched in 2009.
Let me start off with a ques­tion: Do you know which cookie holds the title of being "America's first creme-filled choco­late cookie".
Next time you see the Brownies doing their annual cookie sale door to door or in front of Vons, maybe you'll smile when you know what some troops do with their cookie sale proceeds.
The Martha Stewart Cookies app for the new iPad 3 allows you to pick the brain of one of the best cookie makers around.
Soula Godas uses a crecent-shaped cookie cutter to make Kourabiedes, a Greek butter cookie.
Oreo cookie turns 100 today, celebrating a century as the top-selling cookie in America.
Peppermint Cookies These are a cool and refreshing cookie and a fabulous addition to your post-Christmas desserts.
Festive red velvet cookies add a colorful touch to holiday cookie plates.
That same cookie with salt crystals the size of small diamonds sprinkled on top LGO's massive half-pound cookies are baked in-house using only the best ingredients.
If you make these sandwich cookies with raspberry jam and white chocolate with heart-shaped cookie cutters, they're also a Valentine treat.
Double Chocolate Shortbread cookies with Klara's Gourmet Cookies.
Of all the festive holiday cookies, thumbprint cookies are the most versatile, visually appealing and just plain delicious.
Using her new cookie cutters, Angela baked a batch of zoomorphic cookies to bring to the kids in her niece's classroom.
Before he started eating cookies, Cookie Monster's name was Sid—and 42 other delightful morsels of Sesame Street knowledge.
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In science:

Cookies are mechanisms for capturing and storing user preferences, often employed in e-commerce .
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
There are 7 fibers in each cookie hole, just as in the final MiniPlug design.
The CDF MiniPlug Calorimeters
On leaving the scintillator bars the fibres were loosely enclosed in opaque sleeving to prevent optical cross-talk and brought to a Tufnol ‘cookie’ on the side of the hodoscope box.
Development of a compact scintillator hodoscope with wavelength-shifting fibre read-out
Holes in the cookie aligned with the pixels of the PMT.
Development of a compact scintillator hodoscope with wavelength-shifting fibre read-out
We put two cookies on each integer and launch a nearest neighbor random walker at the origin.
Multi-excited random walks on integers
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