fruitcake fruitcake  /f ˈrut ˌkeɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a whimsically eccentric person
  2. (n) a rich cake containing dried fruit and nuts and citrus peel and so on

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Pathogens like the influenza virus pass like a holiday fruitcake from person to person, but you probably don't think much past the one who gave it directly to you.
  2. If it's broken, don't put it in the garbage with the wrapping paper and the fruitcake.
  3. If you like your dance divas nuttier than a fruitcake, she's definitely your gal.

News

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  1. Jonathan Zittrain, professor of Internet governance and regulation at Oxford University, said this clause was a "piece of boilerplate that is passed around the corporate lawyers like a Christmas fruitcake. The idea that they would ever invoke it and...
    on Apr 4, 2008 By: Jonathan Zittrain Source: Washington Post

  2. "A musical genius," Boone said of Alter. "He's even inked a song about fruitcake."
    on Sep 6, 2007 By: Pat Boone Source: Prince George Citizen

  3. "We're trying out different kinds of technology and approaches to get people involved and learn about causes," said Joel Madden, lead singer of the band Good Charlotte. "This time, it's a fruitcake."
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: Joel Madden Source: SYS-CON Media

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