Definition of fruitcake in English:
1A cake containing dried fruit and nuts.
- 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)]
- 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.
Words that rhyme with fruitcakeoilcake • cupcake
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