Definition of crackpot
: one given to eccentric or lunatic notions
Examples of crackpot in a Sentence
Some crackpot in a clown suit is out there directing traffic.
everyone is tolerant of the town crackpot, a man who never hurt anyone
Recent Examples of crackpot from the Web
Tremendous efforts have been made to shout down the truth, and the same crackpots, self-promoters, liars, and failures, are quoted repeatedly in the media.
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First Known Use of crackpot
CRACKPOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of crackpot for English Language Learners
: a person who is crazy or very strange
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