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crackpot

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noun crack·pot \ˈkrak-ˌpät\

Simple Definition of crackpot

  • : a person who is crazy or very strange

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of crackpot

  1. :  one given to eccentric or lunatic notions

crackpot

adjective

Examples of crackpot in a sentence

  1. Some crackpot in a clown suit is out there directing traffic.

  2. <everyone is tolerant of the town crackpot, a man who never hurt anyone>



1883

First Known Use of crackpot

1883



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