from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A heavy spiced cake containing nuts and candied or dried fruits.
- n. Slang A crazy or an eccentric person: "a fruitcake under the delusion that he was Saint Nicholas” ( John Strahinich).
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- n. A cake containing dried fruits and, optionally, nuts, citrus peel and spice.
- n. A crazy or eccentric person.
- n. A male homosexual.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a whimsically eccentric person
- n. a rich cake containing dried fruit and nuts and citrus peel and so on
In a fruitcake related side note, the competitive eating record for fruitcake is 4-lbs 14-oz eaten in 10 minutes.
"Do you really need to ask why fruitcake is at the very bottom of the barrel?"
A real fruitcake is always very moist, but a little rum makes them heavenly.
And he goes on to suggest the Democrat has a-- quote -- "fruitcake" -- "fruitcake interpretation" of the United States Constitution.
The nice thing about fruitcake is that it’s a fairly dry dessert so will pair with most sweet and semi-sweet wines very well.
Love it, hate it, love to hate it -- you might call fruitcake the canned cranberry sauce of Christmas.
So I made my fruitcake, which is pretty low in fat and made with some healthful ingredients.
Wow, that actually looks appetizing, although the idea of fruitcake just stirs up memories of stagnant, musky air of an old relative's home, and a gag reflex.
The Barney Frank Fruitcake: Offered by a Leesburg, Va. -based conservative group called the Public Advocate of the United States, the fruitcake is a booze-free confection topped with a color photo of the gay congressman.
I didn't want to be sending any fruitcakes in the mail (plus, calling a fruitcake a form of media is a stretch even for me), so instead I've picked a, uh, cookbook: