cookie

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English[edit]

Chocolate-chip cookies.
Soft cookies which do not have chips, fruit or nuts in them.
Layered chocolate cookies.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ko͝ok'i, IPA(key): /ˈkʊki/
  • (sometimes in Northern England) enPR: ko͞ok'i, IPA(key): /ˈkuːki/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: kooky (sometimes, UK)
  • Rhymes: -ʊki

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed 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. Not related to English cook.

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Noun[edit]

cookie (plural cookies)

  1. (Canada, US) A small, flat, baked good which is either crisp or soft but firm.
    Synonyms: biscuit, bickie (UK, Australia)
  2. (Britain, Commonwealth of Nations) A sweet baked good (as in the previous sense) usually having chocolate chips, fruit, nuts, etc. baked into it.
  3. (Scotland) A bun.
  4. (computing, Internet) An HTTP cookie.
  5. (computing) A magic cookie.
  6. (slang, dated) An attractive young woman.
  7. (slang, vulgar) The female genitalia.
    • 2009, T. R. Oulds, Story of Many Secret Night, Lulu.com (2010), →ISBN, 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, Lulu.com (2010), →ISBN, 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.
  8. (slang, drugs) A piece of crack cocaine, larger than a rock, and often in the shape of a cookie.
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, typically 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.
Hyponyms[edit]
gastronomy: Hyponyms of cookie (noun)
computing, Internet: Hyponyms of cookie (noun)
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Verb[edit]

cookie (third-person singular simple present cookies, present participle cookieing or cookying, simple past and past participle cookied)

  1. (computing, transitive) To send a cookie to (a user, computer, etc.).
    • 2000, Ralph Kimball, Richard Merz, The Data Webhouse Toolkit: Building the Web-Enabled Data Warehouse
      We have already discussed the benefits — even the necessity — of cookieing visitors so that we can track their return visits to our Website.
    • 2002, Jim Sterne, Web Metrics: Proven Methods for Measuring Web Site Success[1]:
      At Oracle, they cookie you before and after you register.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From cook +‎ -ie.

Noun[edit]

cookie (plural cookies)

  1. (dated, colloquial) Affectionate name for a cook.
    • 1954, Blackwood's Magazine (volumes 275-276, page 340)
      More than a little apprehensive myself, I went out to the kitchen. Cookie, deep in a murder story, rocked peacefully beside the glowing range.
    • 1988, Roald Dahl, Matilda:
      "You must show cookie here how grateful you are for all the trouble she's taken."
      The boy didn't move.
      "Go on, get on with it," the Trunchbull said. "Cut a slice and taste it. We haven't got all day."

Etymology 3[edit]

Corruption of cucoloris.

Noun[edit]

cookie (plural cookies)

  1. (slang) A cucoloris.

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English cookie.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cookie m (plural cookies)

  1. (computing) cookie

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

Etymology[edit]

From English cookie, in turn from Dutch koekje, of which it is a doublet.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkuki/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: coo‧kie

Noun[edit]

cookie n (plural cookies, diminutive cookietje n)

  1. (computing) cookie

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English cookie.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cookie m (plural cookies)

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

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English cookie.

Noun[edit]

cookie n (plural cookies)

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

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English cookie.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English cookie.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cookie m (plural cookies)

  1. (Internet) cookie, HTTP cookie