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

Definition of fruitcake

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

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 In other words, enjoy that slice of fruitcake, but don’t eat the whole pie in one day. Amanda Macmillan, Outside Online, 11 Dec. 2014 Bored with the usual lackluster Christmas routine of fruitcake and family arguments? Jeff Dunn And Ars Staff, Ars Technica, 10 Dec. 2021 Yet chances are the ugly Christmas sweater is here to stay, kind of like the fruitcake no one likes, and the family game of Monopoly that often ends in tears. New York Times, 17 Dec. 2021 People who didn’t like fruitcake ate those made here. Jacques Kelly,, 11 Dec. 2021 Otherwise, pass on fruitcake and nibble on a cookie. Jacques Kelly,, 25 Dec. 2021 Among the 6,500 pounds of cargo and science experiments, according to NASA, were roasted turkey, green beans, smoked seafood and shellfish, fruitcake, and presents for the crew. Editors, USA TODAY, 23 Dec. 2021 Christmas favorites, such as eggnog, fruitcake and sugar plums, will be served. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Dec. 2021 In addition to the chocolate biscuit cake, Kate and Prince William, both 39, served a traditional fruitcake by Fiona Cairns and her team at the wedding reception. Stephanie Petit,, 5 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of fruitcake

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 Mar 2022

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“Fruitcake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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

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

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