Definition of Cracker

1. Noun. A thin crisp wafer made of flour and water with or without leavening and shortening; unsweetened or semisweet.




2. Noun. A poor White person in the southern United States.
Exact synonyms: Redneck
Generic synonyms: Rustic

3. Noun. A programmer who cracks (gains unauthorized access to) computers, typically to do malicious things. "Crackers are often mistakenly called hackers"
Generic synonyms: Coder, Computer Programmer, Programmer, Software Engineer
Derivative terms: Crack

4. Noun. Firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing.
Exact synonyms: Banger, Firecracker
Specialized synonyms: Cannon Cracker, Cherry Bomb, Whizbang, Whizzbang
Generic synonyms: Firework, Pyrotechnic
Derivative terms: Bang, Crack

5. Noun. A party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends.
Exact synonyms: Cracker Bonbon, Snapper
Generic synonyms: Favor, Favour, Party Favor, Party Favour
Derivative terms: Crack, Snap

Definition of Cracker

1. n. One who, or that which, cracks.

Definition of Cracker

1. Noun. A dry, thin, crispy, and usually salty or savory biscuit. ¹

2. 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''. ¹

3. Noun. A firecracker. ¹

4. Noun. A person or thing that cracks, or that cracks a thing (e.g. whip cracker; nutcracker). ¹

5. Noun. A Christmas cracker ¹

6. Noun. Refinery equipment used to pyrolyse organic feedstocks. If catalyst is used to aid pyrolysis it is informally called a ''cat-cracker'' ¹

7. Noun. (chiefly British) A fine thing or person (crackerjack). ¹

8. Noun. (computing) One who maliciously cracks, (i.e. overcomes) computer software or security restrictions. ¹

9. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cracker

1. a thin, crisp biscuit [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cracker

crackberry
crackbrain
crackbrained
crackbrains
crackdown
crackdowns
cracked
cracked-pot resonance
cracked-pot sound
cracked-wheat bread
cracked a book
cracked heel
cracked tooth syndrome
cracked wheat
crackedness
cracker (current term)
cracker-barrel
cracker-jack
cracker bonbon
cracker box
cracker crumbs
crackerberries
crackerberry
crackerbox
crackerboxes
crackerjack
crackerjacks
crackerless

Literary usage of Cracker

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1. Women and the Trades, Pittsburgh, 1907-1908 by Elizabeth Beardsley Butler (1909)
"CHAPTER IV THE cracker INDUSTRY IT is a far cry from a pan of biscuits in a ... Individual bread baking is still with us, but individual cracker baking has ..."

2. The Pottery and Porcelain of the United States: An Historical Review of by Edwin Atlee Barber (1893)
"A two - handled cracker jar, made at this factory, is worthy of illustration. The body ground is polished ivory. The ornamentation consists of corn-flower ..."

3. Revolutionary Reader: Reminiscences and Indian Legends by Sophie Lee Foster (1913)
"He planted cotton, rice and corn, And then a patch of backer: That was the first beginning, Of the Real Georgia cracker. Then he got some mules and plows, ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1905)
"cracker Company and to have been dictated by "LD Lowe, Prest." This letter contained a statement as to the financial condition of the cracker company. ..."

5. The Boston Cooking-school Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer (1896)
"Boston cracker. ... Scald milk, and add cracker rolled and sifted. Cook five minutes in double boiler. Season. ..."

6. In Vinculis: Or, The Prisoner of War, Being the Experience of a Rebel in Two by Anthony M. Keiley (1866)
"cracker-box houses.—A prison adventure.—Prison ingenuity.—The washerwomen. ... Top-boots and a cracker-box house filled the measure of any genuine Point ..."

7. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1845 He then called up the bailiff, a tremendous looking cracker, ... 1845 Now, called out the clown, if you want to see a cracker's head cracked. ..."

8. Women and the Trades, Pittsburgh, 1907-1908 by Elizabeth Beardsley Butler (1909)
"CHAPTER IV THE cracker INDUSTRY IT is a far cry from a pan of biscuits in a ... Individual bread baking is still with us, but individual cracker baking has ..."

9. The Pottery and Porcelain of the United States: An Historical Review of by Edwin Atlee Barber (1893)
"A two - handled cracker jar, made at this factory, is worthy of illustration. The body ground is polished ivory. The ornamentation consists of corn-flower ..."

10. Revolutionary Reader: Reminiscences and Indian Legends by Sophie Lee Foster (1913)
"He planted cotton, rice and corn, And then a patch of backer: That was the first beginning, Of the Real Georgia cracker. Then he got some mules and plows, ..."

11. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1905)
"cracker Company and to have been dictated by "LD Lowe, Prest." This letter contained a statement as to the financial condition of the cracker company. ..."

12. The Boston Cooking-school Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer (1896)
"Boston cracker. ... Scald milk, and add cracker rolled and sifted. Cook five minutes in double boiler. Season. ..."

13. In Vinculis: Or, The Prisoner of War, Being the Experience of a Rebel in Two by Anthony M. Keiley (1866)
"cracker-box houses.—A prison adventure.—Prison ingenuity.—The washerwomen. ... Top-boots and a cracker-box house filled the measure of any genuine Point ..."

14. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1845 He then called up the bailiff, a tremendous looking cracker, ... 1845 Now, called out the clown, if you want to see a cracker's head cracked. ..."

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