fortune cookie

fortune cookie

fortune cookie ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a thin folded wafer containing a prediction or maxim printed on a slip of paper: often served as a dessert in Chinese restaurants.

Origin of fortune cookie First recorded in 1960–65 Examples from the Web for fortune cookie Contemporary Examples of fortune cookie

  • Overall, the lessons Rumsfeld offers are pretty good ones, albeit often fortune-cookie philosophy.

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  • Word Origin and History for fortune cookie n.

    by 1955, said to have been invented in 1918 by David Jung, Chinese immigrant to America who established Hong Kong Noodle Co., who handed out cookies that contained uplifting messages as a promotional gimmick.

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