1. senses based on the lit. or fig. ‘softness’ of the foodstuff.
(a) [late 18C–19C] (also cakey) a fool; a stupid police officer.
(b) [early 19C; 1920s–30s] (US/US gang) a dandy, a fop; youths who wore stylish wide-bottomed trousers.
(c) [1960s+] (US campus) anything easy, simple [underlined by piece of cake under piece n.].
(d) [1980s+] (US campus) a weak person.
2. that which is sweet or ‘good enough to eat’.
(a) [1900s–60s] (orig. Aus.) a prostitute.
(b) [1920s+] (US black) the vagina [note cites 2011, 2014 for recent popularization].
(c) [1930s+] (US black) an attractive woman.
(d) [1990s+] (US campus) the female posterior.
3. senses based on shape and size.
(a) [1950s+] (orig. US) usu. in pl., the female breasts.
(b) [1970s+] (US) usu. in pl., the buttocks.
(c) [1990s+] (drugs) a round disc of crack cocaine.
[1950s–60s] (Aus.) a brothel.
[1920s–30s] (US) to dress in a rakish manner.
1. [late 19C+] crazy, insane.
2. intoxicated by drugs.
SE in slang uses
[late 19C-1940s] (US prison) bread and water.
[1920s] (US) a limousine.
[1970s+] (US gay) a male homosexual; thus Navy cake under Navy n.
1. [1940s+] (orig. US black) one who short-changes a customer; thus cake cutting, short changing.
2. [1980s] a long-pronged comb.
see jelly-date n.
1. a self-indulgent or effeminate young man.
2. an effete young man who attends smart tea parties and charms old ladies.
3. any wealthy young man, a playboy.
4. as a joc./affectionate term of address.
1. [1940s+] the mouth; usu. in imper. shut your cakehole!
2. [1970s+] (Aus./Irish) the anus.
[1930s] (US) basic, fundamental.
in the context of money/income, a small amount, change.
[1940s] (Aus. teen) quasi-interrog. phr. used for empahsis.
[mid-16C+] one’s project has failed, one’s plans have not worked out.
[mid–late 19C] (US) to go quickly.
see separate entry.