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teacake

[tee-keyk]
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noun
  1. a small cake, cookie, tart, or the like, for serving with tea or punch.
  2. (in England) a light, flat, sweet cake with raisins, usually buttered and served hot with tea.

Origin of teacake

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; tea + cake
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Examples from the Web for teacake

Historical Examples

  • Us loved to hunt for turkey nests 'cause dey give us a teacake for evvy turkey egg us fetched in.

  • I laughed, and asked whether our teacake was ready, and looked out of the window.

    Willing to Die

    Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

  • He had always been such a boy for teacake, and then when one went out specially and got him one——!

    Kipps

    H. G. Wells

  • When I went to tell them tea was ready, and there was a teacake, Dora was crying like anything and Alice hugging her.


British Dictionary definitions for teacake

teacake

noun
  1. British a flat cake made from a yeast dough with raisins in it, usually eaten toasted and buttered
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