Fruitcake definition

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(slang) A crazy or an eccentric person.
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(slang) A foolish, eccentric, or crazy person.
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(chiefly US and Canada, colloquial, derogatory) A crazy or eccentric person.
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A heavy spiced cake containing nuts and candied or dried fruits.
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A rich, dense cake containing nuts, preserved fruit, citron, spices, etc.
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(US, slang, colloquial, derogatory, dated) A male homosexual.
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(slang) A male homosexual.
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Alternative form of fruitcake.
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A cake containing dried fruits and, optionally, nuts, citrus peel and spice.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of fruitcake - fruit-cake

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fruitcake
Plural:
fruitcakes

Origin of fruitcake

  • From fruit +‎ cake, 1854. Sense of crazy person 1952 (predated by nutty as a fruitcake, 1914).

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