There are a number of slang usages of the term "cookie". The slang use of "cookie" to mean a person, "especially an attractive woman" is attested to in print since 1920. The catchphrase "that's the way the cookie crumbles", which means "that's just the way things happen" is attested to in print in 1955. Other slang terms include "smart cookie” and “tough cookie. ” According to The Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms, a smart cookie is “someone who is clever and good at dealing with difficult situations. ” The word "cookie" has been vulgar slang for "vagina" since 1970 in the US. The word "cookies" is used to refer to the contents of the stomach, often in reference to vomiting (e. g. , "pop your cookies" a 1960s expression, or "toss your cookies", a 1970s expression). The expression "cookie cutter", in addition to referring literally to a culinary device to rolled cookie dough into shapes, is also used metaphorically to refer to items or things "having the same configuration or look as many others" (e. g. , a "cookie cutter tract house") or to label something as "stereotyped or formulaic" (e. g. , an action movie filled with "generic cookie cutter characters").