Green’s Dictionary of Slang

cookie n.1

[fig. uses of SE cookie, biscuit]

1. the vagina.

[UK]Farmer & Henley Sl. and Its Analogues.
[US]B. Rodgers Queens’ Vernacular 57: the female sex organ [...] cookie.
[US](con. WWII) T. Sanchez Hollywoodland (1981) 58: ‘If you can’t get a boner, I’ll let you cop a feel of my cookie.’ [...] ‘C’mon, civvie, my cookie’s getting mushy!’.
[US]J. Stahl Pain Killers 199: Do you cover me with the sheet and then move the hole till it’s right over my cookie?
[US]G. Hayward Corruption Officer [ebk] cap. 23: Hood booga - any low self-esteem female in any hood that is on welfare with a bunch of kids [...] that will give up the cookie to any City employee due to the fact that he has benefits.

2. (orig. US, also cooky) a man (or woman), often with a qualifying adj., e.g. smart cookie

[US]C.E. Piesbergen Overseas with an Aero Squadron 61: Back Home — [...] That the ‘Sweet Cookie’ will be waiting still.
[US]Ade Hand-made Fables 96: I have seen countless hordes of first-time Cookies going through the deadly Routine.
[US]W.W. McKenna ‘Heat from Texas’ in Spicy Detective Stories Nov. [Internet] Grab a couple of my ties and we’ll wrap this cookie up.
[US]N. Davis ‘Don’t Give Your Right Name’ in Goulart (1967) 5: You’re one of them cookies, are you?
[US]M. Spillane One Lonely Night 131: When that girl comes back she be one mad cookie, you bet!
[UK]H. Livings Nil Carborundum (1963) Act III: You’re my prisoner, cookie.
[UK]P. Theroux Picture Palace 64: What’s wrong, cookie? he asked gently.
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Mar. 5: space cookie – person who is out of touch.
[SA]Sun. Times (S. Afr.) 27 Jan. 20: She’s a tough little cookie.
[Aus]L. Redhead Thrill City [ebook] She seemed like a pretty switched-on old cookie.

3. (US) a close friend.

[US]B. Hecht ‘Portrait of a Flapper’ in Brookhouser These Were Our Years (1959) 172: Where you been hiding yourself? I thought you and I were cookies.

4. (also shop cookie) an attractive woman.

[US]Collier’s 6 Mar. 42/3: That girl friend of yours is a cookie [DA].
[US]J. Archibald ‘Dog Collared’ in Popular Detective Oct. [Internet] I’m goin’ down and arrest this Kavyar cookie.
[US]R.L. Bellem ‘Latin Blood’ in Speed Detective Aug. [Internet] You could have cooled the guy because he was beating your time to this cookie.
[US]S. Lewis World So Wide 172: Nowdays he usually called Olivia ‘Sister’, ‘Cookie’ or ‘Helena Troy’.
[US]F. Kohner Affairs of Gidget 34: That cool cookie, had a head on her shoulders.
[US]J. Sayles Union Dues (1978) 152: She’s a real shop cookie, this one [...] she was his number-one piece.
[US]J. Wambaugh Glitter Dome (1982) 137: Let’s get outa here, Marty, before I go bonzo and rent me a pair of skates and go down in flames the first trip around the floor chasing some coked-out cookie in cutoffs!
[Aus]S. Maloney Big Ask 73: My little brother Rodney did the dirty on her, shot through with a new cookie.
[US]Mad mag. July 41: Hey, cookie, [...] have some class.

5. (UK, Glasgow) a prostitute.

[UK]Partridge DSUE (8th edn) 251/1: Glasgow – 1934.

6. in pl., the contents of one’s stomach, lit. things that have been cooked; usu. in phrs. meaning to vomit, e.g. chuck one’s cookies, heave one’s cookies, woof one’s cookies (see phrs. below).

[US]P. Kendall Dict. Service Sl. n.p.: it gripes my cookies . . . disgusts me.
R. Carver Stories (1985) 78: ‘e’ll drop his cookies’.
Online Sl. Dict. [Internet] chunk (one’s) cookies v 1. to vomit. (‘Don’t drink too much, or you’ll chunk your cookies.’).

7. (US) in pl., the male or female genitalia.

Mamie Smith ‘Goin’ Crazy with the Blues’ [lyrics] Once he said my apple sauce could not be beat, / And he used to like my cookies nice and sweet.
[US]Wentworth & Flexner DAS.
review of Man Academy 2 at 24 Apr. [Internet] Michaels and Johnson tag-team Kelley’s butt, and the scene ends with milk on everyone’s cookies.

8. (US) $1.

[US]J.D. MacDonald All These Condemned (2001) 33: She put too many cookies in this layout. She’s living too high.

9. (US black) a derog. term for a black person who is seen as espousing white values to the detriment of their own background.

[US]D. Claerbaut Black Jargon in White America 61: cookie n. 1. a black person deemed disloyal to his race. [...] 2. a black person who tries to live exactly as white people do.
[US]C. Major Juba to Jive 110: Cookie n. (1950s) variant of ‘oreo’ (black on the outside, white on the inside) any black person perceived by his or her community to be guilty of racial disloyalty.

10. a good example of something, a good one.

[UK]P. Boyle All Looks Yellow to the Jaundiced Eye 101: She stood at the base line, stooping forward intently, racket ready-poised, I dished her up a cookie.

11. (US gay) the penis.

[US]Guild Dict. Homosexual Terms 34: Penis [...] cookie.

12. (US black) in pl., in fig. uses.

(a) any form of desired object, esp. sex or money.

[US]Milner & Milner Black Players 48: Cookies are the prizes to be won in a game, and the term usually refers to money.

13. (US) a cigarette; thus cookie box n., a pack of cigarettes.

[US]L. Dills CB Slanguage 27: Cookies: cigarettes.
Lieberman & Rhodes Complete CB Hbk (2nd edn) 296: Cookie box – Pack of cigarettes.

14. (US gay) an effeminate male homosexual; thus also as a nickname or term of address.

[US]B. Rodgers Queens’ Vernacular 73: stereotype effeminate homosexual [...] cookie (pej.) hetero sl: ‘Yeah, some cookie asked me if he could suck my dick’.
[UK]Guardian 17 Aug. 17: He’s still outrageously camp and calls us all Cookie.

15. (US) a lump of expectorated phlegm.

[US]B. Hamper Rivethead (1992) 93: Everything was punctuated with a hack or coughin’ spasm or a lung cookie flung towards the aisle.

In compounds

cookies and cream (n.)

(US black) a mixed-race person of black and white parentage.

[US]Ebonics Primer at [Internet] cookies ’n cream Definition: half black, half white person Example: Bitch, you aint black, you just cookies n cream.
cookies-crashing (n.)

(US black) slapping a woman’s breasts while engaged in sexual intercourse with her.

[US]Ebonics Primer at [Internet] cookie crashin Definition: to fuck a bitch and smack her titties when on top of her. (must be laying on back to make easy) Example: Man yo, I was cookie crashin dat bitch and she still wanted more.

In phrases

flip one’s cookie(s) (v.)

1. to vomit.

[US]H. Harrison Bill [...] on the Planet of Robot Slaves (1991) 89: Bill was beginning to get carsick [...] he fought hard not to flip his cookies.
M. Glenz B.S. Counter 248: A few more gurgles down the drain and it set wrong on his recent meal. He rushed outside to flip his cookies.

2. to lose emotional control.

Auto Driver 54-5 39/2: But where Beck really ‘flipped his cookies’ was when he said that the automobile industry was in the worst shape it has been in thirty years.
[US]G.L. Coon Short End 55: ‘Crazy,’ I yelled back at him, and just about flipped my cookies from the effort [HDAS].
E. Jong Fear of Flying 34: But when he finally flipped his cookies (as we politely said in my immediate family) or showed symptoms of schizophrenia [...].
[US]G. Mayer Bookie 105: Also, I was getting very close to flipping my cookie.
D. Carey Masterclass 201: He finally flipped his cookies (as we politely said in my immediate family) or showed symptoms of schizophrenia (as one of his many psychiatrists put it) .
J. Glanz My Memories of You 204: Most of the time I feel like I’m going to flip my cookies. Mom and Dad treat me like a child; they’re always all over me.
get one’s cookies (v.)

1. to have sexual intercourse; thus get one’s cookies off, to come to orgasm.

[US]F. Elli Riot (1967) 51: Let’s castrate the ol’ bastard [...] Fix him so he can’t get his cookies.
[US]G.V. Higgins Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) 64: ‘You get your cookies too?’ Jackie Brown said.
[US](con. 1940s) C. Bram Hold Tight (1990) 72: He’s out getting his cookies off in Japland.
[US]S. Morgan Homeboy 174: He gets his cookies dusting whores.

2. fig., to enjoy oneself.

[US]Generation (U. Michigan) 9 23/1: You know you get your cookies gigging for the stiffs and digging all the pretty little foxes.
[US]G.V. Higgins Digger’s Game (1981) 45: This how you get your cookies, Father?
[US]G.V. Higgins Patriot Game (1985) 224: Gettin’ your cookies without anybody knowin’?
[US]D. Woodrell Muscle for the Wing 121: You get any cookies out of it?
[US]Re’al ‘Bull’ Oney Hellions! 32: He really got his cookies off on guys like that. Then, like a woman off the rag, he got nicer.
lose one’s cookies (v.)

(US) to lose emotional control.

[US]B. Schulberg Harder They Fall (1971) 47: He was one of the few men [...] who could pass out and not lose either his cookies or his dignity.
[US](con. 1950) E. Frankel Band of Brothers 3: He still losin’ his cookies?
[US]E.E. Landy Underground Dict. (1972).
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Nov. 4: lose one’s cookies – to go crazy.
[US]H. Rawson Dict. of Invective (1991) 343: lost [one’s] cookies (comparable to gone crackers in crackpot).
[US]P. Cornwell Body of Evidence (1992) 315: So he was approached in a men’s room and lost his cookies? What happened? What psychosis?
[UK]Indep. on Sun. Mag. 9 Apr. 16: He worried that he might actully lose his cookies.
pop one’s cookies (v.) (also snap one’s cookies)

1. (US) to vomit.

[US]H.A. Smith Rhubarb 213: He’ll snap his cookies.
[US]N. Algren Neon Wilderness (1986) 212: Popped my cookies [...] Flashed the old hash all over Twenny-Second.
[US]Baker et al. CUSS 99: Cookies, snap your Vomit.
[US]Current Sl. IV:1 14: Snap . . . cookies, v. Regurgitate.

2. to reach orgasm.

[US]R.A. Wilson Playboy’s Book of Forbidden Words.
Desdemona ‘Cherry Blossom’ on Alt Sex Stories Text Repository [Internet] He shoved in and his penis erupted, spray-painting her vaginal walls with passion juice. Cherry rocked up into him, smashing her clitty against him, and popped her cookies. Baxter gave a few paradise strokes and then collapsed onto her.
shoot (one’s) cookies (v.) (also drop (one’s) cookies)

(US campus) to vomit.

[US]W.R. Morse ‘Stanford Expressions’ in AS II:6 278: shoot one’s cookies — vomit.
[US]R. Chandler ‘Finger Man’ in Pearls Are a Nuisance (1964) 106: You better go lay down somewhere, buddy. If I’m any judge of colour, you’re goin’ to shoot your cookies.
[US]F. Brown Dead Ringer 102: I hadn’t been able to hold two drinks, which was all I’d had, without shooting my cookies.
[US]Wentworth & Flexner DAS 163/2: drop [one’s] cookies = shoot [one’s] cookies.
[US]Current Sl. IV:1 14: Shoot . . . cookies, v. Regurgitate.
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Mar. 2: When she walks in wearing that convalescent gown, I could shoot my cookies.
[US]Eble Sl. and Sociability 52: When today’s college students ‘vomit’, they shoot cookies.
smart cookie (n.) (also bright cookie, sharp cookie/cooky)

(orig. US) a bright, opportunistic person; also ironically.

H.L. Ickes America’s House of Lords 185: And there you are — the advertiser controls the press! Pretty simple for a smart cookie like old Ick to figure.
[US]H. McCoy Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye in Four Novels (1983) 210: Is he a dope? Did he come in with us or didn’t he? There’s your answer. He’s a smart cookie.
[US]M. Spillane Long Wait (1954) 73: Wendy was a sharp little cooky.
[US]B. Appel Sweet Money Girl 34: He was a smart cookie.
[US]J. Thompson ‘The Frightening Frammis’ in Fireworks (1988) 114: Here was one sharp cookie [...] As sharp as she was tough.
[US]R. Chandler Playback 52: I just knew I’d picked a smart cookie.
[US]C. Cooper Jr Scene (1996) 93: We’re playing with a bunch of smart cookies, talented guys, professionals.
[US] in T.I. Rubin Sweet Daddy 67: A sharp cookie all of a sudden wants to play Mr. Jesus.
[UK](con. 1950s) J. Healy Death of an Irish Town 57: Say, kid, how come a smart cookie like you don’t come out here?
[US]T. O’Brien Going After Cacciato (1980) 206: Doc, he’s a pretty smart cookie.
[US]G.V. Higgins Rat on Fire (1982) 141: Couple of smart cookies.
[UK]M. Amis London Fields 324: Sheridan Sick: a smart cookie. Yeah, a biscuit, with a haircut on top, powered by a certain je-ne-sais-quoi.
[US]C. Hiaasen Native Tongue 248: You’re a smart cookie.
[UK]Indep. on Sun. Rev. 19 Dec. 12: A smart cookie. A smooth operator.
[US]B. Wiprud Sleep with the Fishes 147: That Bifulco was a sharp cookie, sticking him with that carp.
[Aus]L. Redhead Peepshow [ebook] You seemed like a smart cookie, seemed to have your head screwed on right.
[US](con. 1954) ‘Jack Tunney’ Tomato Can Comeback [ebook] Sharp cookie that I was, I was figuring out this guy wasn’t my biggest fan.
[UK]K. Sampson Killing Pool 4: She’s a bright cookie [...] sharp as a tack.
toss one’s cookies (v.) (also toss one’s tacos)

1. (orig. US campus) to vomit.

[US]C.R. Bond 13 Oct. in A Flying Tiger’s Diary (1984) 24: The fact that he already was skunk drunk, meant that he usually ended up tossing his cookies.
[US]J.D. Salinger Catcher in the Rye (1958) 86: The cab I had was a real old one that smelled like someone’d just tossed his cookies in it. I always get those vomity kind of cabs.
[US]W. Brown Teen-Age Mafia 38: The stench of stale beer [...] and the clogged toilet were enough to make anybody toss his cookies.
[US]Baker et al. CUSS.
[US]G. Swarthout Skeletons 230: Digging into the grave on the right. A bit of beard. I tossed my cookies.
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Mar. 1: blow groceries – [...] toss your tacos.
[US]R. Campbell In La-La Land We Trust (1999) 21: That naked body had no head [...] I thought I was going to toss my cookies.
[US]C. Hiaasen Skin Tight 188: God help you if you toss your cookies.
[US]J. Wambaugh Golden Orange (1991) 337: As the judge watched in horror, the defendant tossed his cookies all over the counsel table.
[US]Mad mag. Aug. 43: Ozzy [Osbourne] used to be known for tossing his cookies.

2. in imper., a derisory retort.

[US]J. Sayles Union Dues (1978) 206: ‘Peace, love, happiness.’ ‘Toss my cookies.’.

3. to make someone sick.

[US]S. Morgan Homeboy 16: How could they know the mere sight of a male member tossed Bermuda’s cookies?

SE in slang uses

In compounds

cookie-duster (n.) (also cooky duster)

1. (US) a moustache; thus a moustachioed person.

Milwaukee Road Mag. 30-1 64/3: Doesn’t Frank Basil look cute with the cookie-duster he grew to cover what he calls a ‘cold sore’.
[US]N. Algren Man with the Golden Arm 330: Look at the cooky duster, girls!
[US](con. early 1950s) J. Peacock Valhalla 414: ‘And some cosmoline for this little baby.’ Hugh rubbed his cookie duster affectionately.
[US]B. Rodgers Queens’ Vernacular 54: cookie duster any mustache, but usually the bristles found on the upper lip of some women charged with being lesbians.
[US]C. Lipski ‘The Cookie Duster’ [Internet] The Cookie Duster has tried to teach everyone everywhere to ‘Keep a little ’stache in your heart.’. 1 May [blog] I shaved off my moustache. My cookie duster is no more.
[UK]Eve. Standard (London) 29 Nov. 47/1: The assorted bristles and whiskers [...] lipbrows, soup-strainers, cookoie-dusters.

2. see cookie-pusher n.

cookie-pusher (n.)

see separate entry.

cookie-shine (n.) (also cookey-shine, cooky-shine)

a tea-party.

University Snowdrop (Edinburgh) 18: It was indeed a regular cookie shine! / Such lots of pretty girls — such gauze and laces!
J.M. Wilson Wilson’s Tales of the Borders 218: Mrs Humphrey Greenwood, the presiding divinity of this motley gathering, vulgarly yclept a ‘cookie-shine,’ was planted behind a brightly-burnished brass urn of liberal dimension, that hissed loudly on the table.
[UK]C. Reade Hard Cash I 103: We shall see whether we are on the right system: and if so, we’ll dose her with youthful society in a more irrashinal forrm; conversaziones, cookeyshines, et citera.
[UK]Farmer & Henley Sl. and Its Analogues II 176/1: cookeyshine, subs. (old Scots). – An afternoon meal at which cookies (q.v.) form a staple dish.
[US]S.F. Call 14 July 7/2: The Ladies’ Opportunity Circle [...] is to give a ‘cookie shine’ on board the British ship.
Eleusis of Chi Omega 2-3 62: As Sigma Deltas we were entertained by Pi Beta Phi at a ‘Cookie Shine’ and by Alpha Omicron Pi at a ‘Kaffee Klatsch’.
[US]L.A. Herald 1 Jan. 6/1: [headline] Cookie Shine for Sorority.
[US]Wash. Herald (DC) 9 Jan. 7/3: All Pi Phis who have recently come to Wshington are invited to attend [...] the ‘cooky-shine’.
[US]Seattle Star (WA) 6 Jan. 12/1: It will be joined by [...] the sorority for a ‘cooky shine’.
[UK]M. Marshall Tramp-Royal on the Toby 176: It would have made a bacchanal of the gods on Olympus seem like a Band of Hope cookie-shine.

In phrases

have a cookie in the oven (v.) [var. on have a bun in the oven under oven n.]

(US) to be pregnant.

[US] in P.R. Runkel Law Unto Themselves 250: They c’n do the same thing I do but the women they can’t end up with a cookie in ’er oven.
L.L. Simon Bow-Wow Club 23: DIANE. And how’s the little cookie in the oven. FREIDA. The little cookie in the oven is turning into a three-layer cake fast. DIANE. You don't have to tell me. One minute you can see your feet and the next minute you can't.
shop cookie (n.)

see sense 4 above.