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teacake

[tee-keyk] /ˈtiˌkeɪk/
noun
1.
a small cake, cookie, tart, or the like, for serving with tea or punch.
2.
(in England) a light, flat, sweet cake with raisins, usually buttered and served hot with tea.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism; tea + cake
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Examples for teacake
  • While the hostess bends forward expectantly to offer her guest a teacake, the visitor seems to accept only reluctantly.
British Dictionary definitions for teacake

teacake

/ˈtiːˌkeɪk/
noun
1.
(Brit) a flat cake made from a yeast dough with raisins in it, usually eaten toasted and buttered
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