Meaning of cake eater in English:

cake eater


  • 1A person who or animal which eats cake.

  • 2US slang (usually depreciative) a man or boy regarded as self-indulgent or effeminate, especially (in early use) one who attends fashionable tea parties; a person (typically a wealthy man) who leads a life of pleasure or idleness.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Cowper (1731–1800), poet and letter-writer.