Origin of fruitcake
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Examples from the Web for fruitcake
Fruitcake quickly acclimated to its American home, and even plays a supporting role in American literature.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts
December 24, 2014
The fruitcake was duly packed, transported, and eaten—we are bound to say without ill effect.Julia Ward Howe
Laura E. Richards
- a rich cake containing mixed dried fruit, lemon peel, nuts, etc
- slang, mainly British a person considered to be eccentric or insane
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Word Origin and History for fruitcake
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Idioms and Phrases with fruitcake
see nutty as a fruitcake.
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