Fruitcake



[froot-keyk] /ˈfrutˌkeɪk/

noun
1.
a rich containing dried or candied , nuts, etc.
2.
Slang. a crazy or eccentric person; nut.
/ˈfruːtˌkeɪk/
noun
1.
a rich cake containing mixed dried fruit, lemon peel, nuts, etc
2.
(slang, mainly Brit) a person considered to be eccentric or insane
n.

1838 in the literal sense, from fruit + cake (n.). Slang meaning “lunatic person” is first attested 1952.

modifier

noun

Related Terms

nutty as a fruitcake
see: nutty as a fruitcake

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