1. HTTP cookie.
2. A handle, transaction id or other token of agreement between cooperating programs. "I give him a packet, he gives me back a cookie".The ticket you get from a dry-cleaning shop is an example of a cookie; the only thing it's useful for is to relate a later transaction to this one (so you get the same clothes back). Compare magic cookie; see also fortune cookie.
4. An adjective describing a computer that just became toast.
Last updated: 1997-04-14