fruitcake

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See also: fruit-cake and fruit cake

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From fruit +‎ cake, 1854. Sense of crazy person, 1952 (predated by nutty as a fruitcake, 1914).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfɹuːt.keɪk/
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Noun[edit]

fruitcake (countable and uncountable, plural fruitcakes)

  1. A cake containing dried fruits and, optionally, nuts, citrus peel and spice.
  2. (chiefly US, Canada, Australia, colloquial, derogatory) A crazy or eccentric person.
    • 1952, Mickey Spillane, Kiss me Deadly, p 7:
      Easy, feller, easy. She's a fruitcake.
  3. (US, slang, colloquial, derogatory, dated) A homosexual male.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of fruit (fruit) +‎ cake (cake).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfrœy̯t.keːk/
  • Hyphenation: fruit‧cake

Noun[edit]

fruitcake m (plural fruitcakes, diminutive fruitcakeje n)

  1. A fruitcake, cake flavored with fruit.