verb (used with object), caked, cak·ing.
verb (used without object), caked, cak·ing.
- to surpass all others, especially in some undesirable quality; be extraordinary or unusual: His arrogance takes the cake.
- to win first prize.
Origin of cake
Related formscak·y, cak·ey, adjectivenon·cak·ing, adjective, nounun·cake, verb (used with object), un·caked, un·cak·ing.
Examples from the Web for cakey
The cakey part of this layer cake is mixed with instant (powdered) espresso, which gives it a nutty, toasted taste.
A porterbottle stood up, stogged to its waist, in the cakey sand dough.Ulysses|James Joyce
British Dictionary definitions for cakey
Derived Formscakey or caky, adjective
Word Origin for cake
Idioms and Phrases with cakey
see eat one's cake and have it, too; flat as a pancake; icing on the cake; nutty as a fruitcake; piece of cake; sell like hot cakes; slice of the pie (cake); take the cake.