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crack·pot

 (krăk′pŏt′)
n.
An eccentric person, especially one with bizarre ideas.
adj.
Foolish; harebrained: a crackpot notion.

[crack(ed) + pot, skull (obsolete).]

crackpot

(ˈkrækˌpɒt)
n
an eccentric person; crank
adj
(usually prenominal) eccentric; crazy

crack•pot

(ˈkrækˌpɒt)
n.
1. a person who is eccentric, fanatical, or irrational.
adj.
2. eccentric; fanatical; irrational.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crackpot - a whimsically eccentric personcrackpot - a whimsically eccentric person  
eccentric, eccentric person, oddball, flake, geek - a person with an unusual or odd personality

crackpot

noun
A person regarded as strange, eccentric, or crazy:
Informal: crank, loon, loony.
Translations

crackpot

[ˈkrækpɒt]
A. ADJtonto
B. Nchiflado/a m/f, excéntrico/a m/f

crackpot

[ˈkrækpɒt] n (= person) → tordu(e) m/f

crackpot

(inf)
nSpinner(in) m(f) (inf), → Irre(r) mf
adjverrückt, irre

crackpot

[ˈkrækˌpɒt] (fam)
1. nimbecille m/f con idee assurde
2. adj (idea) → assurdo/a
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Paul Barnett, vice chairman of the Lane County Republican Party, says leftists spotlight the acts of a few crackpots on the party's fringe and use what the crackpots say and do to make the Republicans the victim of a leftist double standard (letters, April 24).
These crackpots, they wouldn't have the freedom to say things like this if they were in Afghanistan," she added.
I wish these officers would drop in on the area of Anfield where I live since I'm sick and tired of dodging crackpots riding their bikes flat out on the pavement and I've even been threatened and sworn at for being where I'm entitled to be and they certainly are not.
Pros: Like " Idol," the show certainly seems to draw the crackpots, like the guy who introduces "The Bladder Buddy," something in which you wrap yourself to urinate in public when there are no restrooms around, and the "Space Be e tle Utopia," an ant farm on whatever it is Barry Bonds was taking.
Robert Holden, Crackpots, Ratbags and Rebels: A swag of Aussie eccentrics, ABC Books, Sydney, 2005, 240 pp; ISBN 0 73331 541 0.
If a CEO is doing his job properly, he doesn't have time to spend preparing the type of glorified online diary that is associated most intimately with gas bags, blowhards, navel-gazers, crackpots, conspiracy theorists and lonely guys.
My other top telly crackpots would include whispering artist Tony Hart, Tony "Baldrick" Robinson of Time Team and GMTV's Keith "Cheggars" Chegwin.
Mathematicians get so many letters from crackpots claiming to have proved amazing theorems, Graham says, that it would take too much time to separate the wheat from the chaff.
Toronto--A Toronto Sun media investigative team, operating undercover, has revealed that the anti-Catholic, Quebec-based, Raelian cult is a collection of crackpots and sexpots who are deceiving the world about their company Clonaid.
He demonstrates that the histories written by amateur crackpots and paranoid schizophrenics, the ill informed and the delusional, may have value beyond the picturesque.
AS A regular writer to your letters page, I was deeply offended by the iniquitous inference from Mr Graham Seddon of Prescot (Letters, December 9) that I and other contributors are crackpots.
Doctors, school administrators, community leaders, students, teachers, local crackpots, and drifters changed patterns of sexual behavior even as these individuals interacted with the ideas emerging from activists and the mass media.