Associations to the word «Cracker»


CRACKER, noun. A dry, thin, crispy baked bread (usually salty or savoury, but sometimes sweet, as in the case of graham crackers and animal crackers).
CRACKER, noun. A short piece of twisted string tied to the end of a whip that creates the distinctive sound when the whip is thrown or cracked.
CRACKER, noun. A firecracker.
CRACKER, noun. A person or thing that cracks, or that cracks a thing (e.g. whip cracker; nutcracker).
CRACKER, noun. (Perhaps from previous sense.) A native of Florida or Georgia. See Wikipedia:Cracker (slang)
CRACKER, noun. (pejorative) (ethnic slur) A white person, especially one form the Southeastern United States. Also "white cracker". See Wikipedia:Cracker (slang)
CRACKER, noun. A Christmas cracker.
CRACKER, noun. Refinery equipment used to pyrolyse organic feedstocks. If catalyst is used to aid pyrolysis it is informally called a cat-cracker
CRACKER, noun. (chiefly British) A fine thing or person (crackerjack).
CRACKER, noun. An ambitious or hard-working person (i.e. someone who arises at the 'crack' of dawn).
CRACKER, noun. (computing) One who cracks (i.e. overcomes) computer software or security restrictions.
CRACKER, noun. (obsolete) A noisy boaster; a swaggering fellow.
CRACKER, noun. A northern pintail, species of dabbling duck.
CRACKER, noun. (obsolete) A pair of fluted rolls for grinding caoutchouc.
CRACKER, noun. (US) (pejorative) (racial slur) An impoverished white person from the southeastern United States, originally associated with Georgia and parts of Florida; by extension: any white person.
CRACKER BONBON, noun. (US) A party favor in the form of a Christmas cracker
CRACKER JACK, proper noun. (trademark) A boxed snack consisting of caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts, well known for including surprise toys of nominal value.
CRACKER JACK, noun. (countable) One kernel of the Cracker Jack snack.
CRACKER JACK, noun. (uncountable) A quantity of the snack. Usually Cracker Jacks.
CRACKER JACKS, noun. (English pluralia tantum) Popcorn coated in molasses.
CRACKER JACKS, noun. Plural of Cracker Jack
CRACKER JACKS, noun. (uncountable) (informal) Some of the Cracker Jack caramel-coated popcorn snack.
CRACKER NIGHT, proper noun. (Australian) Alternative term for Guy Fawkes Night
CRACKER STATE, proper noun. (informal) Georgia, United States

Dictionary definition

CRACKER, noun. A thin crisp wafer made of flour and water with or without leavening and shortening; unsweetened or semisweet.
CRACKER, noun. A poor White person in the southern United States.
CRACKER, noun. A programmer who cracks (gains unauthorized access to) computers, typically to do malicious things; "crackers are often mistakenly called hackers".
CRACKER, noun. Firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing.
CRACKER, noun. A party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends.

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