Cookie vs. Cracker

Cookie vs. Cracker — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Cookie and Cracker

Cookienoun

A small, usually flat and crisp cake made from sweetened dough.

Crackernoun

A thin crisp wafer or biscuit, usually made of unsweetened dough.

Cookienoun

(Slang) A person, usually of a specified kind

a lawyer who was a tough cookie.

Crackernoun

A firecracker.

Cookienoun

(Computers) 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.

Crackernoun

A small cardboard cylinder covered with decorative paper that holds candy or a party favor and pops when a paper strip is pulled at one or both ends and torn.

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Cookienoun

(North America) a small, flat, baked good which is either crisp or soft but firm

Crackernoun

The apparatus used in the cracking of petroleum.

Cookienoun

(UK) a sweet baked good (as in the previous sense) which (usually) has chocolate chips, fruit, nuts, etc. baked into it

Crackernoun

One who gains unauthorized access to a computer or computer network, usually for a malicious purpose such as to steal information or damage programs. See Usage Note at hacker.

Cookienoun

(Scotland) a bun

Crackernoun

(Offensive) Used as a disparaging term for a white person, especially one who is poor and from the southeast United States.

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Cookienoun

an HTTP cookie, web cookie

Crackernoun

A dry, thin, crispy baked bread (usually salty or savoury, but sometimes sweet, as in the case of graham crackers and animal crackers).

Cookienoun

(computing) a magic cookie

Crackernoun

A short piece of twisted string tied to the end of a whip that creates the distinctive sound when the whip is thrown or cracked.

Cookienoun

a young, attractive woman

Crackernoun

A firecracker.

Cookienoun

the female genitalia

Crackernoun

A person or thing that cracks, or that cracks a thing (e.g. whip cracker; nutcracker).

Cookienoun

Affectionate name for a cook.

Crackernoun

The final section of certain whips, which is made of a short, thin piece of unravelled rope and produces a cracking sound.

Cookienoun

(slang) a cucoloris

Crackernoun

A Christmas cracker.

Cookieverb

To send a cookie to (a user, computer, etc.).

Crackernoun

Refinery equipment used to pyrolyse organic feedstocks. If catalyst is used to aid pyrolysis it is informally called a cat-cracker

Cookienoun

any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)

Crackernoun

A fine thing or person (crackerjack).

She's an absolute cracker! The show was a cracker!

Cookienoun

the cook on a ranch or at a camp

Crackernoun

An ambitious or hard-working person (i.e. someone who arises at the 'crack' of dawn).

Cookienoun

a short line of text that a web site puts on your computer's hard drive when you access the web site

Crackernoun

(computing) One who cracks (i.e. overcomes) computer software or security restrictions.

Crackernoun

(obsolete) A noisy boaster; a swaggering fellow.

Crackernoun

An impoverished white person from the southeastern United States, originally associated with Georgia and parts of Florida; (by extension) any white person.

Crackernoun

A police officer.

Crackernoun

A northern pintail, species of dabbling duck.

Crackernoun

(obsolete) A pair of fluted rolls for grinding caoutchouc.

Crackernoun

a thin crisp wafer made or flour and water with or without leavening and shortening; unsweetened or semisweet

Crackernoun

a poor white person in the southern United States

Crackernoun

a programmer who `cracks' (gains unauthorized access to) computers, typically to do malicious things;

crackers are often mistakenly called hackers

Crackernoun

firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing

Crackernoun

a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends