cooky

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cooky any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)
    • n cooky 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 Cooky A small, flat, sweetened cake of various kinds.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • 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 cooky A small, flat, sweet cake: also used locally for small cakes of various other forms, with or without sweetening.
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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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. D. koek, cake, dim. koekje,; akin to G. kuchen, E. cake,; or cf. OE. coket, prob., a sort of cake, and prob. of French origin

Usage

In literature:

Instead of taking the cookies and hurrying home, they stood in front of the tree, their eyes round and big.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
With only one cooky for food, We played we were lost in the wood.
"A Jolly Jingle-Book" by Various
I run to the store quick, as I am all alone now; I wait on the boys, they want cookies; and I run back to my oven.
"The Curlytops and Their Pets" by Howard R. Garis
When the boy's father learned of this, he gave Ted a lecture and a strict order never to ask for cookies at the neighbor's kitchen.
"Jokes For All Occasions" by Anonymous
Some of them cookie chaps too, like the Camel, are precious keen about the nose, long-headed and knowing.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
Say go hunt, get bird to cookie, cookie.
"King o' the Beach" by George Manville Fenn
Cookie, let's have some hot.
"Three Boys" by George Manville Fenn
It's just like you, cookie, doin' expensive things.
"The Skipper's Wooing, and The Brown Man's Servant" by W. W. Jacobs
But here, cookie, don't you leave them our pan.
"The Ocean Cat's Paw" by George Manville Fenn
New York gets her Santa Claus, her doughnuts, crullers, cookies, and many of her odors, from the Dutch.
"Comic History of the United States" by Bill Nye
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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:

DESPITE fortune cookie dialogue and a dubious Nietzschean subtext, "The Matrix" is a film that deserves to be a classic.
Straight-Edged Brownies and Bar Cookies.
Christina Cooks Sicilian Fruit + Nut Cookies.
I discovered these brilliant cookies on one of my trips to Sicily.
In Cookies and Coaxing , the Will of the Democrats Comes to Life.
Cocker Spaniel mix named Cookie.
Our Pet of the Week on Tuesday is a 9-month-old female Cocker Spaniel mix named Cookie.
Cookie is a very sweet dog who loves to cuddle.
Today's Cookies Are far From Cookie Cutter .
STATEN ISLAND,NY: Cookie jar s line the walls of Cake Chef's Cookie Jar in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Staten Island, NY, on November 19, 2010.
Have you ever noticed that these days heavy music seems to come in two varieties?—cookie cutter and Cookie Monster.
Are you pining for the peanut butter sandwich cookie recipe that legendary writer Nora Ephron proclaimed "the greatest cookie ever ever ever".
Prepared chocolate cookie pie crust, or you can make your own with 1 A. Cups chocolate cookie crumbs (about 20 cookies), A.
Return string containing value of specified cookie or null if cookie does not exist.
0A cookie dough selling campaign in Colorado Springs may end up costing you the dough without the cookie in return.
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In science:

Indeed, otherwise 1 > E[δ 0 ] since we excluded the degenerate case in which the first cookie has P-a.s. parameter 1.
Multi-excited random walks on integers
Hence ω2 := ψ (ω , (Xn)n<∞), with a straightforward extension of definition (12) to infinite sequences, is P0 -a.s. well defined and consists of the cookies left over by the random walk.
Multi-excited random walks on integers
Moreover, due to (28) and (30) the first random walk has reduced the expected total drift stored in the cookies at any site x ≥ 0 by 1.
Multi-excited random walks on integers
Roughly speaking, the following result states that increasing the strength of some cookies does not slow down the walk.
Multi-excited random walks on integers
How (X (1) n )n (dashed), which eats weak cookies, might overtake (X (2) n )n (solid), which eats strong cookies, see Example 3.
Multi-excited random walks on integers
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