Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small, square-cut, frosted and decorated piece of pound cake or sponge cake.

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  • n. A small cake generally eaten at the end of a meal or served as part of a large buffet.

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  • n. small (individual) frosted and ornamented cake

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French : petit, little + four, oven.

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Borrowing from French petit four (literally "small oven").

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  • a small cake cut from pound or sponge cake and frosted

    January 23, 2008

  • My favorite cake.

    January 26, 2007