• WordNet 3.6
    • n fruitcake a rich cake containing dried fruit and nuts and citrus peel and so on
    • n fruitcake a whimsically eccentric person
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Nutty as a fruitcake - Someone who's nutty as a fruitcake is irrational or crazy. (This can be shortened to 'a fruitcake'.)


In literature:

Anyhow, I can make dandy short-bread and fruitcake.
"Rilla of Ingleside" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
And they eating crumbs of the cottage fruitcake, jawing the whole blooming time and sighing.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Jam and fruitcake and gooseberry tarts.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North" by Fullerton Waldo

In news:

Some suggest using fruitcakes as sandbags or building material.
Which ships fruitcakes all over the world and online.
The Wombles' bakery makes fruitcakes mostly for sale to military bases.
It's substandard fruitcakes that tarnish the dessert's reputation, he says.
Diet culture also contributed to fruitcake 's decline.
If you look in 19th-century British cookbooks, you will see tiered wedding fruitcakes .
Fourteen fruitcakes were submitted running the gamut from traditional to totally original.
But the monks are better known in the Ozarks for the production of their fruitcakes , which are made by hand here at the Abbey.
Right now is peak season for the fruitcakes .
I grabbed three alcohol-free fruitcakes (most mass-produced ones are) that ran from $1.50-$9.99.
All fruitcakes are not created equal (and the brands are all ones you've never heard of).
If not eating right away, wrap fruitcakes in plastic wrap.
The Society of Wine Educators has joined with Collin Street Bakery, one of the leading bakers of fruitcake , to select the best types of wine to sip with a slice of fruitcake during the holidays.
Further evidence of fruitcake 's unpopularity: Ever seen one on a restaurant menu.
If, as the bakeries claim, sales continue to grow, you've got to wonder where all those fruitcakes are going.