fruit cake

fruitcake

[froot-keyk]
noun
1.
a rich cake containing dried or candied fruit, nuts, etc.
2.
Slang. a crazy or eccentric person; nut.

Origin:
1840–50; fruit + cake

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fruitcake (ˈfruːtˌkeɪk)
 
n
1.  a rich cake containing mixed dried fruit, lemon peel, nuts, etc
2.  slang chiefly (Brit) a person considered to be eccentric or insane

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fruitcake
1854 in the literal sense, from fruit + cake. Slang meaning "lunatic" is first attested 1952.
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