tutti-frutti

[ too-tee-froo-tee ]

noun
  1. a preserve of chopped mixed fruits, often with brandy syrup.

  2. a confection, especially ice cream, flavored with a variety of fruits, usually candied and minced.

  1. a synthetic flavoring combining the flavors of a variety of fruits: tutti-frutti chewing gum.

Origin of tutti-frutti

1
1875–80, Americanism;<Italian: literally, all the fruits

Words Nearby tutti-frutti

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How to use tutti-frutti in a sentence

  • I wish you saved that, Grace, and gave away the marshmallow; I just love tutti-frutti, declared Cleo.

  • I hated it, but nobly sacrificed myself and gave her tutti-frutti and gained character every evening of our honeymoon!

    Why Marry? | Jesse Lynch Williams
  • I did the rest—with the aid of a clergyman, whom I tipped even more liberally than the waiter who served us tutti-frutti.

    Why Marry? | Jesse Lynch Williams
  • Such a dish of tutti frutti would but ill suit our gastronomers; and yet how delicious it tasted to me after a long day's march.

  • All the candies, stick, drop and fancy; tutti-frutti and pepsin chewing-gum, chocolate creams and marshmallow goods.

    The Wooing of Calvin Parks | Laura E. Richards

British Dictionary definitions for tutti-frutti

tutti-frutti

/ (ˈtuːtɪˈfruːtɪ) /


noun
  1. plural -fruttis an ice cream or a confection containing small pieces of candied or fresh fruits

  2. a preserve of chopped mixed fruits, often with brandy syrup

  1. a flavour like that of many fruits combined

adjective
  1. having such a flavour

Origin of tutti-frutti

1
from Italian, literally: all the fruits

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