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English

A slice of cake (1).

Etymology

From Old English kaak; akin to Danish kage, Dutch koek, German Kuchen, Swedish kaka and Icelandic kaka.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
cake

Plural
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  1. A rich, sweet dessert food, typically made of flour, sugar, eggs, and baked in an oven.
  2. A block of any of various dense materials.
    • A cake of soap.
  3. (slang) A trivially easy task or responsibility; from a piece of cake.

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Verb

Infinitive
to cake

Third person singular
cakes

Simple past
caked

Past participle
-

Present participle
caking

to cake (third-person singular simple present cakes, present participle caking, simple past and past participle caked)
  1. (transitive) Coat (something) with a crust of solid material.
    • His shoes are caked with mud.
  2. (slang) To flirt with someone you are attracted to. (Can we verify(+) this sense?)
    • Jon was totally caking Becca last night.

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Fijian

Adverb

cake

  1. up
Le cake au jambon.

French

Etymology

From English cake.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /kɛk/, /kek/

Noun

cake m. (plural cakes)

  1. fruitcake (containing rum).
  2. quick bread (a smallish loaf-shaped baked good which may be sweet like an English cake or salty and with bits of meat. See insert).

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