Definition of fruitcake in English:


Syllabification: fruit·cake
Pronunciation: /ˈfro͞otˌkāk


  • 1A cake containing dried fruit and nuts.
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    • Both staff and residents alike enjoyed a sample of the tier of the wedding cake which was a rich fruit cake.
    • When Donna graduated from college, she became a food stylist at a time when a sheaf of wheat, a spray of carnations and a patterned plate were required to accessorise a fruit cake for photography.
    • By the way, a bite of the pretty white cake made me not want to eat any more sweet stuff on Christmas day, I ate my fruit cake on the next day.
  • 1.1 informal An eccentric or insane person.
    [compare with nutty as a fruitcake (see nutty)]
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    • Will you meet nutcases and fruitcakes in your travels?
    • That he was loathsome, a complete fruitcake, and madman is well known.
    • A while ago I suggested that it would be a good idea for Americans if they were to hive off a part of the country I call the ‘axis of stupidity’, and let all the fruitcakes who have been dragging the whole country down go live there.

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