Definition of shortcake in English:

shortcake

Syllabification: short·cake
Pronunciation: /ˈSHôrtˌkāk
 
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noun

  • 1A small cake made of biscuit dough and typically served with fruit and whipped cream as a dessert.
  • 2North American A dessert made from shortcake topped with fruit, typically strawberries, and whipped cream.
    More example sentences
    • Make strawberry shortcake with real whipped cream.
    • Instead of a wedding cake, a strawberry shortcake was offered, topping off a menu that included baron of beef, salmon, shrimp cocktail, fettuccine and fruit.
    • There is always a good selection of soups, including traditional favourites lentil and tomato, while desserts include goodies such as strawberry shortcake.

Origin

late 16th century: see shortbread.

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