cakewalk

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noun cake·walk \ˈkāk-ˌwȯk\

Definition of cakewalk

  1. 1 :  a black American entertainment having a cake as prize for the most accomplished steps and figures in walking

  2. 2 :  a stage dance developed from walking steps and figures typically involving a high prance with backward tilt

  3. 3a :  a one-sided contestb :  an easy task

cakewalk

intransitive verb

cakewalker

noun

Examples of cakewalk in a Sentence

  1. She expected the election to be a cakewalk.

  2. Reducing the state budget is not going to be a cakewalk.

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First Known Use of cakewalk

1873


CAKEWALK Defined for English Language Learners

cakewalk

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Definition of cakewalk for English Language Learners

  • : an easy contest to win

  • : an easy task



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