frosting

[ fraw-sting, fros-ting ]
/ ˈfrɔ stɪŋ, ˈfrɒs tɪŋ /

noun

a sweet mixture, cooked or uncooked, for coating or filling cakes, cookies, and the like; icing.
a dull or lusterless finish, as on metal or glass.
a process of highlighting the hair by bleaching selected strands.
a material used for decorative work, as signs, displays, etc., made from coarse flakes of powdered glass.

Idioms

    the frosting on the cake, something added to make a thing better or more desirable.Also icing on the cake.

Origin of frosting

First recorded in 1610–20; frost + -ing1

Related forms

non·frost·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for frosting on the cake

frosting

/ (ˈfrɒstɪŋ) /

noun

a soft icing based on sugar and egg whites
Also called: icing a sugar preparation, variously flavoured and coloured, for coating and decorating cakes, biscuits, etc
a rough or matt finish on glass, silver, etc
slang the practice of stealing a car while the owner has left it idling to defrost the windows and heat the engine
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Idioms and Phrases with frosting on the cake

frosting on the cake


see icing on the cake.

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