fruitcake Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “fruitcake” in the English Dictionary

"fruitcake" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈfruːt.keɪk/

fruitcake noun (CAKE)

[C or U] a ​cakecontaining a lot of ​driedfruit, such as raisins

fruitcake noun (PERSON)

[C] slang a ​crazyperson: My teacher's a ​bit of a fruitcake.
(Definition of fruitcake from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fruitcake" in American English

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fruitcakenoun [C]

 us   /ˈfrutˌkeɪk/

fruitcake noun [C] (CAKE)

a ​cakecontainingsmalldried or sugar-covered ​fruit, ​nuts, and ​spices

fruitcake noun [C] (PERSON)

slang a ​crazy or ​unusualperson: His wife's a ​real fruitcake but they get along ​great.
(Definition of fruitcake from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fruitcake”
in Chinese (Simplified) 蛋糕, 干果蛋糕…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蛋糕, 乾果蛋糕…
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