Definition of cupcake in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkʌpkeɪk


  • 1A small cake baked in a cup-shaped foil or paper container and typically iced.
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    • My daughter and I made the reindeer cupcakes: chocolate fairy cakes with a chocolate icing and a glacé cherry for a nose and chocolate antlers, and gave them to her friends along with a Christmas card, much to their delight.
    • Honestly you're not missing much else: the cupcake tasted like flavorless cake with whipped butter on top.
    • Bake the cupcakes in the middle of the oven until a toothpick or thin knife inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 30-35 minutes.
  • 2US informal An attractive woman (often as a term of address).
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    • Some days it would be lovely, others princess, cupcake, sweetie, angel, anything that popped into his mind.
    • Sorry to say, cupcake, but you're the only one here.
    • You are wasting your time, cupcake.
  • 2.1A weak or effeminate man.
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    • Another league game - and not a 12 th game against a cupcake nonconference opponent - is attractive to television.
    • Do remember that she wrote seeking advice, cupcake, so her urges were apparently a problem - to her.

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