noun (plural cookies)
- 1North American A small sweet cake, typically round, flat, and crisp.More example sentences
- But we don't have to give up the delicious combination of creamy icing and crisp chocolate cookie.
- The preparations will include varieties of rice items, sweets, fried items, cookies, cakes and juices.
- People set aside time to make cookies, cakes, and decorations.
- 2 • informal A person of a specified kind: a tough cookie with one eye on her bank accountMore example sentences
- It is a waiting game and a praying game but he is a tough cookie.
- If they say I'm a tough cookie, it's because they're sloppy.
- But Andy is a tough cookie, and he is sticking it out.
- 3 Computing A packet of data sent by an Internet server to a browser, which is returned by the browser each time it subsequently accesses the same server, used to identify the user or track their access to the server.More example sentences
- He had failed to grasp the fact that the browser itself stores the cookies on the user's hard drive.
- The main purpose of a cookie is to identify users and possibly prepare customized Web pages for them.
that's the way the cookie crumbles
- • informal , chiefly North American That’s how things turn out (often used of an undesirable but unalterable situation).More example sentences
- Because that's the way the cookie crumbles, boy.
- Sorry, that's the way the cookie crumbles.
- It's crass and I apologize, but that's the way the cookie crumbles.
early 18th century: from Dutch koekje 'little cake', diminutive of koek.
More definitions of cookieDefinition of cookie in:
- The British & World English dictionary