Part of speech: noun

A light, sweet cake flavored with ginger.

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Usage examples "gingerbread":

  1. The meeting- houses were spread out on the ground, roofed in like barns, and quartered off inside into square pews, like a cake of gingerbread. - "Phemie Frost's Experiences", Ann S. Stephens.
  2. A man sells gingerbread in an open shed, and in the intervals of his customer's coming, reads some popular history or romance. - "A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One", Thomas Frognall Dibdin.
  3. But, Aunt Polly, gingerbread! - "A Round Dozen", Susan Coolidge.