teacake

[tee-keyk]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. teabag,
  2. teabagger,
  3. teaberry,
  4. teabread,
  5. teac,
  6. teacart,
  7. teach,
  8. teach a lesson,
  9. teach an old dog new tricks,
  10. teach, edward

Origin of teacake

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; tea + cake

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British Dictionary definitions for teacake

teacake

noun

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