election cake

noun New England Cookery.

a spicy fruitcake baked in loaves: formerly served on town meeting days after the voting.

Nearby words

  1. elect,
  2. elect.,
  3. electable,
  4. elected,
  5. election,
  6. election day,
  7. election district,
  8. electioneer,
  9. electioneering,
  10. elective

Origin of election cake

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805

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