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fruit·cake

 (fro͞ot′kāk′)
n.
1. A heavy spiced cake containing nuts, candied or dried fruits, and often rum or brandy.
2. Slang A crazy or an eccentric person: "a fruitcake under the delusion that he was Saint Nicholas" (John Strahinich).
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fruitcake

(ˈfruːtˌkeɪk)
n
1. (Cookery) a rich cake containing mixed dried fruit, lemon peel, nuts, etc
2. slang chiefly Brit a person considered to be eccentric or insane
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fruit•cake

(ˈfrutˌkeɪk)
n.
1. a rich cake containing candied fruit, nuts, spices, etc.
2. Slang. a crazy or eccentric person.
[1840–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fruitcake - a whimsically eccentric personfruitcake - a whimsically eccentric person  
eccentric, eccentric person, oddball, flake, geek - a person with an unusual or odd personality
2.fruitcake - a rich cake containing dried fruit and nuts and citrus peel and so on
cake - baked goods made from or based on a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat
Christmas cake - a rich fruitcake (usually covered with icing and marzipan) and eaten at Christmas
simnel - a fruitcake (sometimes covered with almond paste) eaten at mid-Lent or Easter or Christmas
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Translations

fruitcake

[ˈfruːtkeɪk] N
1. (Culin) → tarta f de frutas
2. (= eccentric person) → chiflado/a m/f
he's as nutty as a fruitcakeestá más loco que una cabra, está loco de atar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

fruitcake

[ˈfruːtˌkeɪk] nplumcake m inv (fam) (person) → picchiatello/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
And you can cut some fruit cake and have some of the cookies and snaps."
And then pressing her to take another piece of fruit cake and another helping of preserves.
She said we could have fruit cake and cherry preserves for tea.
"Let me give you a bit of fruit cake and some of the cherry preserves.
"We had cold tongue and chicken and strawberry preserves, lemon pie and tarts and chocolate cake and raisin cookies and pound cake and fruit cake -- and a few other things, including more pie -- caramel pie, I think it was.
The charity reckoned chocolate cake was the Midlands' favourite sweet treat, followed by carrot cake and fruit cake.
This is a traditional, fully iced, dark fruit cake, packed full of fair trade South African sultanas and finished off with a dash of brandy.
From the Mrs Bridges range comes jams, preserves, Dundee Fruit Cake, mustard, honey and fudge.
6 Iced fruit cake slices pounds 1.65...Best Before: 16/10/07
Sinner: Christmas pudding, 330 calories per 100g portion Saint: Bowl of fruit trifle, 160 calories per 100g portion Save: 170 calories per portion Sinner: Slice of chocolate yule log, 520 calories per 100g portion Saint: Slice of stollen cake, 400 calories per 100g portion Save: 120 calories per slice Sinner: Tesco Finest Iced Fruit Cake Slices, 165 cals per slice Saint: Tesco Healthy Living Christmas Festive Fruit Cake Slices, 90 cals per slice Save: 75 calories per slice Sinner: Ferrero Rocher 75 cals each Saint: After Eight mint, 29 cals each Save: 46 calories per sweet Sinner: Christmas cake, 284 cals per 75g slice Saint: Mince pie, 210 cals each Save: 74 calories
A GRANDMOTHER who impressed the Prince of Wales with her fruit cake is to make it for his wedding reception.
The flagship Tesco 'Finest' Rich Fruit Cake Bar with COURVOISIER[R] VS Cognac in a tin used the finest quality ingredients that were sourced from all over the world.