- a small cake, the size of an individual portion, baked in a cup-shaped mold.
- Older Slang.
- a sexually attractive young woman.
- a beloved girl or woman.
Origin of cupcake
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Examples from the Web for cupcake
This was nicely explicated in an Atlantic article whose title says it all: Your Gut Bacteria Want You To Eat A Cupcake.‘Good Poop’ Diet Is the Next Big Thing
October 7, 2014
So there was a big imperative for cupcake chains to get large quickly.
The cupcake bubble has been replaced, as I documented last year, by a fro-yo bubble.
A woman in a cupcake of a wedding dress, with her wedding party behind her, stands against a frighteningly bruise-hued sky.Photographer Raymond Depardon Captures the ‘Sweet Moments’
November 15, 2013
The list included items like “have a bad hair day,” “eat a cupcake,” and “play with Play-Doh.”‘Bucket List’ Baby Avery Canahuati: Facts About Spinal Muscular Atrophy
May 3, 2012
- a small cake baked in a cup-shaped foil or paper case
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Word Origin and History for cupcake
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