Cookie vs Cupcake - What's the difference?

cookie | cupcake |


As nouns the difference between cookie and cupcake

is that cookie is (label) a small, flat, baked cake which is either crisp or soft but firm (often with chocolate chips, candies or nuts mixed in) while cupcake is a small cake baked in a paper container shaped like a cup, often with icing on top.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

cookie

English

(wikipedia cookie)

Alternative forms

* (uncommon)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (label) A small, flat, baked cake which is either crisp or soft but firm (often with chocolate chips, candies or nuts mixed in).
  • (label) A specifically American-style (l).
  • (label) A bun.
  • An (l), web cookie.
  • (label) A (l).
  • A young, attractive woman.
  • The female genitalia.
  • * 2009 , T. R. Oulds, Story of Many Secret Night , Lulu.com (2010), ISBN 9781409285816, unnumbered page:
  • Her legs hung over the edge and the large towel covered just enough of her lap to hide her 'cookie' .
  • * 2010 , Lennie Ross, Blow me , Lulu.com (2010), ISBN 9781257133819, page 47:
  • If she wanted to compete in this dog-eat-pussy world, she had to keep up her personal grooming, even if it meant spreading her legs and letting some Vietnamese woman rip the hair off her cookie every other week.
  • * 2014 , (Nicki Minaj), "" (Clean Version), (w) :
  • Cookie put his butt to sleep, now he callin' me Nyquil.

    Synonyms

    * (cake) (l), (l) (qualifier)

    Derived terms

    , (l) , (l) , (l) , (l) , (l) , (l) , (l) , , (l)}}

    See also

    * (l) (UK) * * * ----

    cupcake

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A small cake baked in a paper container shaped like a cup, often with icing on top.
  • (slang) An attractive young woman.
  • * 2006 , Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day , Vintage 2007, p. 604:
  • Whatever else this cupcake might be up to, she was no piker.
  • (slang) A weak or effeminate man.
  • (dated) (Used as a term of endearment)
  • * 2010 , Kimberly Cates, The Perfect Match
  • “Listen, cupcake ,” Cash tried to soothe. “Sometimes when grownups get mad, they say things they don't mean. I'm sure your mother—”

    Synonyms

    * (small cake) fairy cake