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cracker–barrel

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adjective crack·er–bar·rel \-ˌba-rəl\

Definition of cracker–barrel

  1. :  suggestive of the friendly homespun character of a country store <a cracker–barrel philosopher>



Origin and Etymology of cracker–barrel

from the cracker barrel in country stores around which customers lounged for informal conversation


First Known Use: 1916

Rhymes with cracker–barrel


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