- a preserve of chopped mixed fruits, often with brandy syrup.
- a confection, especially ice cream, flavored with a variety of fruits, usually candied and minced.
- a synthetic flavoring combining the flavors of a variety of fruits: tutti-frutti chewing gum.
Origin of tutti-frutti
1875–80, Americanism; < Italian: literally, all the fruits
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Examples from the Web for tutti-frutti
We have nothing in common but a love of divorce and a mutual abhorrence of tutti-frutti.
I hated it, but nobly sacrificed myself and gave her tutti-frutti and gained character every evening of our honeymoon!
I did the rest—with the aid of a clergyman, whom I tipped even more liberally than the waiter who served us tutti-frutti.
Serve with the Tutti-Frutti a sauce of whipped cream flavored with kirsch, maraschino, or sherry.The Century Cook Book
All the candies, stick, drop and fancy; tutti-frutti and pepsin chewing-gum, chocolate creams and marshmallow goods.The Wooing of Calvin Parks
Laura E. Richards
- plural -fruttis an ice cream or a confection containing small pieces of candied or fresh fruits
- a preserve of chopped mixed fruits, often with brandy syrup
- a flavour like that of many fruits combined
- having such a flavour
from Italian, literally: all the fruits
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Word Origin and History for tutti-frutti
1834, from Italian tutti frutti "all fruits," from tutti, plural of tutto "all" + frutti, plural of frutto "fruit."
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