crack·​er | \ ˈkra-kər How to pronounce cracker (audio) \

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
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

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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

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

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“Cracker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cracker

: a dry, thin baked food that is made of flour and water and is often eaten with cheese
: a person who can crack something (such as a safe or a secret code)
chiefly British : a colorful paper tube that holds small gifts and that opens with a loud noise when the ends are pulled


crack·​er | \ ˈkra-kər How to pronounce cracker (audio) \

Kids Definition of cracker

: a dry thin baked food made of flour and water

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