fruitcake

[ froot-keyk ]
/ ˈfrutˌkeɪk /

noun

a rich cake containing dried or candied fruit, nuts, etc.
Slang. a crazy or eccentric person; nut.

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Origin of fruitcake

First recorded in 1840–50; fruit + cake
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British Dictionary definitions for fruitcake

fruitcake
/ (ˈfruːtˌkeɪk) /

noun

a rich cake containing mixed dried fruit, lemon peel, nuts, etc
slang, mainly British a person considered to be eccentric or insane
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Idioms and Phrases with fruitcake

fruitcake

see nutty as a fruitcake.

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