Meaning of “cookie” in the English Dictionary

"cookie" in British English

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cookienoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkʊk.i/ us /ˈkʊk.i/

cookie noun [ C ] (BISCUIT)

A2 mainly US a small, flat, sweet food made from flour and sugar:

chocolate-chip cookies

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  • How clever of you to buy chocolate chip cookies - they're my favourites.
  • If you eat three good meals a day, you shouldn't need to snack on cookies and crisps.
  • This recipe makes three dozen cookies.
  • Ma Johnson always used to bake the best cookies.

(Definition of “cookie” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cookie" in American English

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cookienoun [ C ]

us /ˈkʊk·i/

cookie noun [ C ] (FOOD)

a sweet, usually round, flat cake:

cookie noun [ C ] (PERSON)

slang a person:

She’s one tough cookie.

(Definition of “cookie” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cookie" in Business English

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cookienoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkʊki/ us

IT, E-COMMERCE a small file that is sent by a website to your computer and that contains information about how you use the site, so that this information is available the next time you use the site:

enable/disable cookies This section will show you how to enable cookies (= how to accept or turn them on).

(Definition of “cookie” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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