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

Origin of tutti-frutti

1875–80, Americanism; < Italian: literally, all the fruits
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Historical Examples of tutti-frutti

  • We have nothing in common but a love of divorce and a mutual abhorrence of tutti-frutti.

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    Jesse Lynch Williams

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

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    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.

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    Jesse Lynch Williams

  • Serve with the Tutti-Frutti a sauce of whipped cream flavored with kirsch, maraschino, or sherry.

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


British Dictionary definitions for tutti-frutti

tutti-frutti

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
  3. a flavour like that of many fruits combined
adjective
  1. having such a flavour

Word Origin for tutti-frutti

from Italian, literally: all the fruits
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Word Origin and History for tutti-frutti

1834, from Italian tutti frutti "all fruits," from tutti, plural of tutto "all" + frutti, plural of frutto "fruit."

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