fruitcake

noun
fruit·​cake | \ ˈfrüt-ˌkāk How to pronounce fruitcake (audio) \

Definition of fruitcake

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

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Examples of fruitcake in a Sentence

some fruitcake who insisted that he was an alien from another planet the reclusive scientist has been called a loose cannon and a fruitcake by his detractors
Recent Examples on the Web Beatrice Bakery in Beatrice, Neb., which expects to sell 750,000 pounds of fruitcake this holiday, set a cutoff of Dec. 9 — nearly a week earlier than last year — while the Disney Store is advertising a Dec. 10 deadline. Star Tribune, "With billions of packages to be shipped, online shopping faces tough holiday test," 7 Dec. 2020 The Fruitcake Flip is a mix of brandy, Jamaican overproof rum, amaretto, fruitcake, cherry bitters and a whole egg. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "Here are 12 holiday drinks from Frisco bars and restaurants," 23 Dec. 2020 Valerie Gordon, of Valerie Confections in Echo Park, provided a recipe for her moist, buttery Fruitcake Blanc, or white fruitcake, just in time for Christmas. Lucas Kwan Peterson Food Columnist, Los Angeles Times, "Valerie Gordon’s Fruitcake Blanc," 19 Dec. 2020 You might then be stimulated to post pictures of your own fake happiness to Facebook, thus passing on the emotional cycle like a regifted holiday fruitcake. Arthur C. Brooks, The Atlantic, "How to Make a Sad Holiday a Little Merrier," 17 Dec. 2020 In your standard Christmas story, there is a family fruitcake that makes the rounds every year and doubles as a doorstop until it is mailed to the next victim. Murr Brewster, The Christian Science Monitor, "Unpacking Great-Aunt Gertrude’s plum pudding," 16 Dec. 2020 Beatrice Bakery in Beatrice, Neb., which expects to sell 750,000 pounds of fruitcake this holiday, set a cutoff of Dec. 9 — nearly a week earlier than last year — while the Disney Store is advertising a Dec. 10 deadline. Star Tribune, "With billions of packages to be shipped, online shopping faces tough holiday test," 7 Dec. 2020 The legendary longevity of fruitcake is actually by design. Kevin Dayhoff, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Dayhoff: Holiday seasons may come and go but fruitcake is forever," 11 Dec. 2020 Beatrice Bakery in Beatrice, Neb., which expects to sell 750,000 pounds of fruitcake this holiday, set a cutoff of Dec. 9 — nearly a week earlier than last year — while the Disney Store is advertising a Dec. 10 deadline. Star Tribune, "With billions of packages to be shipped, online shopping faces tough holiday test," 7 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of fruitcake

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fruitcake was in 1824

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“Fruitcake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fruitcake. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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fruitcake

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fruitcake

: a very sweet cake that contains nuts, fruits, and spices
informal : a foolish, strange, or crazy person

fruitcake

noun
fruit·​cake | \ ˈfrüt-ˌkāk How to pronounce fruitcake (audio) \

Kids Definition of fruitcake

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

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