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Chocolate-chip cookies (both US and UK).
Layered chocolate cookies (US only).


Borrowing from Dutch koekje (possibly through dialectal variation koekie), diminutive of koek (cake), from Proto-Germanic *kōkô (compare Low German Kook, German Kuchen). More at cake.



cookie (plural cookies)

  1. (Canada, US) A small, flat, baked good which is either crisp or soft but firm.
  2. (UK) A sweet baked good (as in the previous sense) which has chocolate chips, fruit, nuts, etc. baked into it.
  3. (Scotland) A bun.
  4. (computing, browsers) An HTTP cookie, web cookie.
  5. (computing) A magic cookie.
  6. (dated, possibly offensive) A young, attractive woman.
  7. (slang, vulgar) The female genitalia.
    • 2009, T. R. Oulds, Story of Many Secret Night, (2010), ISBN 9781409285816, unnumbered page:
      Her legs hung over the edge and the large towel covered just enough of her lap to hide her 'cookie'.
    • 2010, Lennie Ross, Blow me, (2010), ISBN 9781257133819, page 47:
      If she wanted to compete in this dog-eat-pussy world, she had to keep up her personal grooming, even if it meant spreading her legs and letting some Vietnamese woman rip the hair off her cookie every other week.
    • 2014, Nicki Minaj, "Anaconda" (Clean Version), The Pinkprint:
      Cookie put his butt to sleep, now he callin' me Nyquil.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In North America, a biscuit is a small, soft baked bread similar to a scone but not sweet. In the United Kingdom, a biscuit is a small, crisp or firm, sweet baked good — the sort of thing which in North America is called a cookie. (Less frequently, British speakers refer to crackers as biscuits.) In North America, even small, layered baked sweets like Oreos are referred to as cookies, while in the UK, only those biscuits which have chocolate chips, nuts, fruit, or other things baked into them are also called cookies.
  • Throughout the English-speaking world, thin, crispy, salty or savoury baked breads like these are called crackers, while thin, crispy, sweet baked goods like these and these are wafers.
  • Both the US and the UK distinguish crackers, wafers and cookies/biscuits from cakes: the former are generally hard or crisp and become soft when stale, while the latter is generally soft or moist and becomes hard when stale.


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Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nl


From English cookie, in turn from Dutch koekje.



cookie n (plural cookies, diminutive cookietje n)

  1. (computing) cookie


French Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia fr


From English



cookie m (plural cookies)

  1. (France) cookie (American-style biscuit)
  2. (computing) cookie



cookie n (plural cookies)

  1. cookie, a packet of information sent by a server to browser




cookie m (plural cookies)

  1. (Internet) cookie (data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing that website)
  2. an American-style cookie (small, flat baked good)