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  1. a small cake, cookie, tart, or the like, for serving with tea or punch.
  2. (in England) a light, flat, sweet cake with raisins, usually buttered and served hot with tea.
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Origin of teacake

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; tea + cake
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Examples from the Web for teacake

Historical Examples

  • Us loved to hunt for turkey nests 'cause dey give us a teacake for evvy turkey egg us fetched in.

  • I laughed, and asked whether our teacake was ready, and looked out of the window.

    Willing to Die

    Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

  • He had always been such a boy for teacake, and then when one went out specially and got him one——!


    H. G. Wells

  • When I went to tell them tea was ready, and there was a teacake, Dora was crying like anything and Alice hugging her.

British Dictionary definitions for teacake


  1. British a flat cake made from a yeast dough with raisins in it, usually eaten toasted and buttered
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