Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1700-1800
Language: Dutch
Origin: koekje, from koek 'cake'

cookie

noun
     
cookie
Related topics: Food, Computers
cook‧ie [countable]
1 especially American EnglishDF a small flat sweet cake [= biscuit British English]
a glass of milk and a cookie
a chocolate chip cookie
2

tough/smart cookie

informal someone who is clever and successful, and knows how to get what they want
3

that's the way the cookie crumbles

informal said when something bad has happened and you must accept things the way they are, even though you do not want to
4TD technical information that a website leaves in your computer so that the website will recognize you when you use it again
5 American English old-fashioned an attractive young woman

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary