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

a : firecracker

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

5a 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

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of cracker in a Sentence

a plate of cheese and crackers a cracker who had broken into the intelligence agency's database attempted to leak the classified information

First Known Use of cracker

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about cracker

Statistics for cracker

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for cracker

The first known use of cracker was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for cracker


crack·​er | \ˈkra-kər \

Kids Definition of cracker

: a dry thin baked food made of flour and water

Keep scrolling for more


noxious or harmful

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a-traditional-thanksgiving-dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!