PRONUNCIATION: (KU-kee mon-stuhr)

MEANING: noun: Someone or something that is insatiably hungry or greedy.

ETYMOLOGY: After Cookie Monster, a puppet character in the children’s television show Sesame Street. Earliest documented use: 1971.

COOKIE, MON! (STERN) - stage instructions to a Rasta parrot on how to demand a cracker

LOOKIE MONSTER - how to explain to a child about a Basilisk or Medusa

COOTIE MONSTER - the scourge of pre-adolescent males