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cookie (n.)

1730, Scottish, but the sense is "plain bun," and it is debatable whether it is the same word; in the sense of "small, flat, sweet cake" by 1808 (American English); this use is from Dutch koekje "little cake," diminutive of koek "cake," from Middle Dutch koke (see cake (n.)). "Dutch influence is no doubt responsible also for the parallel use of the word in South African English" [Ayto, "Diner's Dictionary"].

Slang application to persons (especially an attractive woman) attested since 1920. Phrase that's the way the cookie crumbles "that's the way things happen" is attested by 1955.

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Definitions of cookie from WordNet

cookie (n.)
any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term);
Synonyms: cooky / biscuit
cookie (n.)
the cook on a ranch or at a camp;
Synonyms: cooky
cookie (n.)
a short line of text that a web site puts on your computer's hard drive when you access the web site;
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