cracker

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noun crack·er \ ˈkra-kər \

Definition of cracker

1 chiefly dialectal :a bragging liar :boaster
2 :something that makes a cracking or snapping noise: such as
b :the snapping end of a whiplash :snapper
c :a paper holder for a party favor that pops when the ends are pulled sharply
3 crackers plural :nutcracker
4 :a dry thin crispy baked bread product that may be leavened or unleavened
5 a offensive used as an insulting and contemptuous term for a poor, white, usually Southern person
b sometimes offensive :a native or resident of Florida or Georgia used as a nickname
6 :the equipment in which cracking (as of petroleum) is carried out
7 :hacker 4

Examples of cracker in a Sentence

  1. a plate of cheese and crackers

  2. a cracker who had broken into the intelligence agency's database attempted to leak the classified information

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CRACKER Defined for Kids

cracker

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noun crack·er \ ˈkra-kər \

Definition of cracker for Students

:a dry thin baked food made of flour and water

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