fruitcake

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noun fruit·cake \ ˈfrüt-ˌkāk \

Definition of fruitcake

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

Examples of fruitcake in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of fruitcake

1824


FRUITCAKE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of fruitcake for English Language Learners

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

  • : a foolish, strange, or crazy person


FRUITCAKE Defined for Kids

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noun fruit·cake \ ˈfrüt-ˌkāk \

Definition of fruitcake for Students

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


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