face makeup in the form of a cake, usually applied with a damp sponge.
(formerly) a promenade or march, of black American origin, in which the couples with the most intricate or eccentric steps received cakes as prizes. a dance with a strutting step based on this promenade. music for this dance. Informal. something easy, sure, or certain. to walk or dance in or as if in a cakewalk. […]
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