cookie

Pronunciation: /ˈkʊki/

n

  • 1.1 (biscuit) (AmE) [Culin] galleta (f), galletita (f) (RPl) that's the way the cookie crumbles ¡qué se le va a hacer!, ¡así es la vida! (before n) cookie sheet bandeja (f) de horno to be caught with one's hand in the cookie jar he was caught with his hand in the cookie jar lo agarraron or lo pillaron con las manos en la masa [familiar/colloquial]
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    • 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.
    1.2 (person) [colloquial/familiar] she's a smart cookie es más lista que el hambre [familiar/colloquial] he's a tough cookie es un tipo durísimo [familiar/colloquial]
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    • 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.
    1.3 (term of endearment) (AmE) [dated], tesorito [familiar/colloquial] 1.4 [Comput] cookie (f) or (m), galleta (f)
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    • Some servers use cookies to track users from site to site, and some use them to uncover the identity of the user.
    • 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.

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