barmcake

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Etymology[edit]

barm +‎ cake

Noun[edit]

barmcake (plural barmcakes)

  1. (Britain) A barm (bread roll).
    • 1975, Joan Markham, The Lamp was Dimmed: The Story of a Nurse's Training:
      Without these deprivations we would have missed the exquisite pleasure of a Spam barmcake, bought at a local cafe on pay day.
  2. (Britain) A foolish person.
    • 2003, Stephen Elboz, An Ocean of Magic:
      "More like his coffin if the barmcake tries to take on the river tonight. Och, but it'll serve him right."