frosting

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frosting (plural frostings)

  1. A sugary coating for cakes and other baked goods.
    • 1914, Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna Grows Up, pages 38–39:
      [] Cities aren’t like frosted cake — and, anyhow, even the cake didn’t keep very well. I tried it, and it dried up, ’specially the frosting. I reckon the time to take frosting and good times is while they are going; so I want to see all I can now while I’m here.”
  2. A layer of frost.
  3. The theft of a car while it is left unattended, especially when its engine is left running in the winter to defrost the car.[1]

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  • The plural form is used for multiple varieties of frosting; a single type of frosting is itself uncountable.

Verb[edit]

frosting

  1. Present participle of to frost.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Frosting' and 'Car Jacking' AA warns of increased risk on cold mornings