verb (used without object)
Origin of cakewalk
Examples from the Web for cakewalk
Democrats still think that 2016 is going to be Clinton cakewalk.
If the Democrats maintain this charade, 2016 will not be the cakewalk they dream it to be.
But that does not, so far as Philippe Petit is concerned, make it a cakewalk.Philippe Petit’s Moment of Concern Walking the WTC Tightrope|Anthony Haden-Guest|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Germany won a cakewalk, controlling the game from start to finish.
And that was a cakewalk compared to the three years I spent teaching high school!Ad's Message to Moms: If You Don’t Think Parenting Sucks, You’re Doing it Wrong|Andy Hinds|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Paris the cakewalk is a thing of misunderstood, misapplied accents.Franz Liszt|James Huneker
I know she can dance, for have I not seen her executing the cakewalk in Dimbie's tea-rose slippers?Dimbie and I--and Amelia|Mabel Barnes-Grundy
He tipped his derby one-sided and started off on a cakewalk.A Good Samaritan|Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
The matron, in the wickedness of her heart, turns on an orchestral "cakewalk."London's Underworld|Thomas Holmes
Men grasped each other around the waists, performing some kind of crazy dance that looked like an Indian cakewalk.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle|Laura Lee Hope
1863, American English, from cake (n.) + walk (n.), probably in reference to the cake given as a prize for the fanciest steps in a procession in a Southern black custom (explained by Richard H. Thornton, 1912, as, "A walking competition among negroes," in which the prize cake goes to "the couple who put on most style"). Its figurative meaning of "something easy" (1863) is recorded before the literal one (1879). As a verb, from 1909. This may also be the source of the phrase to take the cake (1847).