fruitcake
noun Date: 1848 1. a rich cake containing nuts, dried or candied fruits, and spices 2. nut 6a

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fruitcake — 1838 in the literal sense, from FRUIT (Cf. fruit) + CAKE (Cf. cake). Slang meaning lunatic is first attested 1952 …   Etymology dictionary

  • fruitcake — ► NOUN 1) a cake containing dried fruit and nuts. 2) informal an eccentric or mad person …   English terms dictionary

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  • fruitcake — 1. n. a silly acting person. (Also a term of address.) □ You can be such a silly fruitcake sometimes. □ Some fruitcake put salt in the sugar bowl. 2. n. a male homosexual. (Rude and derogatory. An elaboration of fruit.) □ We went into this bar,… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • fruitcake — n. (misc.) (colloq.) as nutty as a fruitcake ( completely insane ) * * * [ fruːtkeɪk] (misc.) (colloq.) as nutty as a fruitcake ( completely insane ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • fruitcake — fruit|cake [ˈfru:tkeık] n 1.) [U and C] a cake that has dried fruit in it 2.) informal someone who is mentally ill or behaves in a strange way ▪ He s an absolute fruitcake. ▪ You really are nutty as a fruitcake (=crazy) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fruitcake — [[t]fru͟ːtkeɪk[/t]] fruitcakes also fruit cake 1) N VAR A fruitcake is a cake that contains raisins, currants, and other dried fruit. 2) N COUNT (disapproval) If you refer to someone as a fruitcake, you mean that they are mad or that their… …   English dictionary

  • fruitcake — noun 1 (C, U) a cake that has dried fruit in it 2 (C) informal someone who seems to be mentally ill or behaves in a strange way: She s a bit of a fruitcake. see also: nutty as a fruitcake nutty (3) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fruitcake — UK [ˈfruːtkeɪk] / US [ˈfrutˌkeɪk] noun Word forms fruitcake : singular fruitcake plural fruitcakes 1) [countable/uncountable] a heavy cake containing dried fruit 2) [countable] informal an insulting word for someone who you think is strange or… …   English dictionary

  • fruitcake — See: NUTTY AS A FRUITCAKE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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