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fruitcake

[froot-keyk] /ˈfrutˌkeɪk/
noun
1.
a rich cake containing dried or candied fruit, nuts, etc.
2.
Slang. a crazy or eccentric person; nut.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; fruit + cake
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British Dictionary definitions for fruit-cake

fruitcake

/ˈfruːtˌkeɪk/
noun
1.
a rich cake containing mixed dried fruit, lemon peel, nuts, etc
2.
(slang, mainly Brit) a person considered to be eccentric or insane
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Word Origin and History for fruit-cake

fruitcake

n.

1838 in the literal sense, from fruit + cake (n.). Slang meaning "lunatic person" is first attested 1952.

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Slang definitions & phrases for fruit-cake

fruitcake

modifier
  1. : those fruitcake sandal makers in the tractor-gear factory
  2. : his fruitcake mannerisms
noun
  1. An insane person; nut: The shrink himself is a certified fruitcake (1950s+)
  2. An eccentric person; fruit, oddball (1950s+)
  3. A male homosexual; fruit (1960s+)
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Idioms and Phrases with fruit-cake

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