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  • n. A female cook.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female cook.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female cook.
  • n. A male assistant to a male cook, as in a lumberers' camp.


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  • Cooking and eating are done in the cook camp, where the cook and his assistant, the "cookee," sleep.

    Handwork in Wood

  • The cook, a rather thin-faced man with a mustache, directed where the provisions were to be stowed; and the "cookee," a hulking youth, assisted Thorpe and the driver to carry them in.

    The Blazed Trail

  • The man was Steve Williams, best axe-man and stream-driver in the camp; the boy, young Steve, his eldest son, who was serving as "cookee," or assistant to the camp cook.

    The Watchers of the Trails A Book of Animal Life

  • He had an assistant named Ironsides, who was not only "cookee," but could sew up and dress a cut as well as the doctor, and his services were very often called into requisition.

    A Trip to Manitoba

  • After some rather amusing experiences with our assistant steward or "cookee," who seemed to reason that because he had been so long deprived of the luxuries of modern civilization he should employ the first opportunity he had to enjoy them in making himself incapable of doing so, and who was brought aboard the morning we sailed only after a somewhat prolonged search, we "squared away" for Cape Sable.

    Bowdoin Boys in Labrador An Account of the Bowdoin College Scientific Expedition to Labrador led by Prof. Leslie A. Lee of the Biological Department

  • But when one "cookee," or common man, pilfers from another, it is quite another matter.

    John Rutherford, the White Chief

  • Being only a "cookee," [AA] he had no person to wait upon him, but was obliged to submit to the distressing operation of feeding himself in the manner proscribed by the superstitious ordinance; and he was told by the tohunga, or priest, that if he presumed to put one finger to his mouth before he had completed the work he was about, the atua (divinity) would certainly punish his impious contempt, by getting into his stomach before his time, and eating him out of the world.

    John Rutherford, the White Chief

  • "cookee" had been detected in the commission of some petty theft about the vessel, he was loud in his exhortations to the captain to hang him up immediately.

    John Rutherford, the White Chief

  • "cookee" on the property of another; and it is abundantly evident, from many things which are stated, that the natives themselves really do not consider the act as implying, in ordinary cases, that moral turpitude which we generally impute to it.

    John Rutherford, the White Chief

  • Nao relax obbur here an hav a nice kittynip martoonie an a chocklitt chip cookee.

    It iz bettur to deel wif ur kitteh - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?


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