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fruitcake

noun fruit·cake \ˈfrüt-ˌkāk\

: a very sweet cake that contains nuts, fruits, and spices

: a foolish, strange, or crazy person

Full Definition of FRUITCAKE

1
:  a rich cake containing nuts, dried or candied fruits, and spices
2
:  nut 6a

Examples of FRUITCAKE

  1. <some fruitcake who insisted that he was an alien from another planet>
  2. <the reclusive scientist has been called a loose cannon and a fruitcake by his detractors>

First Known Use of FRUITCAKE

1848
FRUITCAKE Defined for Kids

fruitcake

noun fruit·cake \ˈfrüt-ˌkāk\

Definition of FRUITCAKE for Kids

:  a rich cake containing nuts, dried or candied fruits, and spices

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