crackerjack


crack·er·jack

noun \ˈkra-kər-ˌjak\

Definition of CRACKERJACK

:  a person or thing of marked excellence
crackerjack adjective

Variants of CRACKERJACK

crack·er·jack also crack·a·jack \-kə-ˌjak\

Examples of CRACKERJACK

  1. <a young prospect who's supposed to be a crackerjack on the baseball diamond>
  2. <the cheese maker's aged cheddar is a real crackerjack>

Origin of CRACKERJACK

probably alteration of 3crack + jack (man)
First Known Use: 1893

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