Quick Answer: What Does A Smart Cookie Mean?

What type of figurative language is smart cookie?


“I was a smart cookie then.” (Cisneros, Page 91.) Esperanza’s mother is comparing herself to a smart cookie, meaning she was very smart when she was younger..

The Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms says that a smart cookie is “someone who is clever and good at dealing with difficult situations.” It’s a phrase that was first used in 1948, though I couldn’t find information on how it was used.

Essentially, it means not being able to resist forbidden temptations. You are told not to take any more cookies from the jar, but you can’t resist. … “Cookie jar” is also sometimes used to refer to sexual relations, especially with underage individuals.

A soft joint. Sexually question: Want to eat my cookie. See more words with the same meaning: vulva (‘vagina’), female genitalia.

(slang, dated) An attractive young woman. (slang, vulgar) The female genitalia. (slang, drugs) A piece of crack cocaine, larger than a rock, and often in the shape of a cookie.

A metaphor is a figure of speech that asserts that one element (person, animal, thing, quality, event, etc.) is similar to another element, not literally but figuratively. … The excerpt provided has a metaphor because it figuratively compares Clegg Simmons to “one smart cookie.”

The theme of this vignette is pride and downfall. This refers to Esperanza’s mother dropping out of school because she thought she could make it on her own. Her pride was her downfall because by not finishing school, she married too early, and is now stuck on Mango Street, a poor neighborhood.

What does baking cookies mean sexually?

to have sexual relations with someone. “now you know I done baked the cookies with her.

It appears to have struck people as a charming idiom circa the 1920s, when “cookie” became a positive slang term for a woman. Over the next 20 years it became especially popular with the adjective “smart”, and seems to have really taken off in 1948, and by then had largely lost its feminine connotation.

: a person who is physically and emotionally strong Don’t worry about her—she’s a tough cookie.

The word itself is derived from the Dutch ‘koekje’, or ‘little cake’, and probably entered American English with Dutch settlers. Still no connection to being tough, unless those original Dutch settlers over-baked their koekjes. In the 1920s, ‘cookie’ became a slang term for a young woman.