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[froot-keyk] /ˈfrutˌkeɪk/

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

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



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see: nutty as a fruitcake


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