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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).

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

fruit•cake

(ˈfrutˌkeɪk)
n.
1. a rich cake containing candied fruit, nuts, spices, etc.
2. Slang. a crazy or eccentric person.
[1840–50]
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
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

fruitcake

[ˈfruːtˌkeɪk] nplumcake m inv (fam) (person) → picchiatello/a
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