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I learned the word,fruitcake. It means a mad person. Why does this word has the meaning?
もしかして、フルーツケーキには、nut がはいっているから、かなあ?

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    Fruitcake does have the meaning of a crazy or eccentric person, but it is not usually used to say that. In fact, it is used as an insult towards gay men. I am unsure if it has the same meaning in other English speaking parts of the world, but in the US, it is an insult and it is rarely used to call someone crazy or eccentric. I would say to avoid this word.

     

    Fruitcakeという言葉は、アメリカでは「ゲイ、オカマ」という意味もありますので、気をつけて使ってくださいよ。

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