icing

icing (n.) 1769 in the confectionary sense, verbal noun of ICE (Cf. ice) (v.). Earlier in this sense was simple ice (1723). Meaning "process of becoming covered with ice" is from 1881.

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:
, (for coating cake)


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