from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small, usually flat and crisp cake made from sweetened dough.
  • n. Slang A person, usually of a specified kind: a lawyer who was a tough cookie.
  • n. Computer Science A collection of information, usually including a username and the current date and time, stored on the local computer of a person using the World Wide Web, used chiefly by websites to identify users who have previously registered or visited the site.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small flat, baked cake which is either crisp or soft but firm (often with chocolate chips, candies or nuts mixed in.)
  • n. A specifically American-style biscuit.
  • n. a bun.
  • n. An HTTP cookie, web cookie.
  • n. A magic cookie.
  • n. A young, attractive woman.


Dutch koekje, diminutive of koek, cake, from Middle Dutch koeke.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Dutch koekje (possibly through dialectal variation koekie), diminutive of koek ("cake"), from Proto-Germanic *kōkan (compare Low German Kook, German Kuchen). More at cake. (Wiktionary)



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