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crack·er

 (krăk′ər)
n.
1. A thin crisp wafer or biscuit, usually made of unsweetened dough.
2. One that cracks, especially:
a. A firecracker.
b. A small cardboard cylinder covered with decorative paper that holds candy or a party favor and pops when a paper strip is pulled at one or both ends and torn.
c. The apparatus used in the cracking of petroleum.
d. One who gains unauthorized access to a computer or computer network, usually for a malicious purpose such as to steal information or damage programs. See Usage Note at hacker.
3. Offensive Used as a disparaging term for a white person, especially one who is poor and from the southeast United States.

cracker

(ˈkrækə)
n
1. (Games, other than specified) a decorated cardboard tube that emits a bang when pulled apart, releasing a toy, a joke, or a paper hat
2. short for firecracker
3. (Cookery) a thin crisp biscuit, usually unsweetened
4. a person or thing that cracks
5. (Anthropology & Ethnology) derogatory US another word for poor White
6. (Peoples) derogatory US another word for poor White
7. slang Brit a thing or person of notable qualities or abilities
8. not worth a cracker informal Austral and NZ worthless; useless

crack•er

(ˈkræk ər)

n.
1. a thin, crisp biscuit.
2. a firecracker.
3. Also called crack′er bon′bon. Chiefly Brit. a small paper roll used as a party favor, that usu. contains candy, trinkets, etc., and that pops when pulled sharply at both ends.
4. (often cap.) Slang. (a term used to refer to a native or inhabitant of Georgia or Florida.)
5. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a poor white person living in some rural parts of the southeastern U.S.)
6. one that cracks.
7. a chemical reactor used for cracking.
adj.
9. crackers, Informal. crazy.
[1400–50]
usage: Definition 4 is used as a neutral nickname or term of self-reference. Definition 5 is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as insulting. Use of the word in this sense often implies that the poor white person is regarded as bigoted, ignorant, or the like.

Cracker

 a bundle of small wood; a small parcel of sweets.

cracker

A hacker who specializes in circumventing security systems with malicious intent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cracker - a thin crisp wafer made of flour and water with or without leavening and shorteningcracker - a thin crisp wafer made of flour and water with or without leavening and shortening; unsweetened or semisweet
bread, breadstuff, staff of life - food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
saltine - a cracker sprinkled with salt before baking
soda cracker - unsweetened cracker leavened slightly with soda and cream of tartar
oyster cracker - a small dry usually round cracker
water biscuit - a thin flour-and-water biscuit usually made without shortening; often served with cheese
graham cracker - semisweet whole-wheat cracker
pretzel - glazed and salted cracker typically in the shape of a loose knot
2.cracker - a poor White person in the southern United Statescracker - a poor White person in the southern United States
rustic - an unsophisticated country person
3.cracker - a programmer who cracks (gains unauthorized access to) computers, typically to do malicious things; "crackers are often mistakenly called hackers"
coder, computer programmer, programmer, software engineer - a person who designs and writes and tests computer programs
4.cracker - firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casingcracker - firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing
cannon cracker - a large firecracker
cherry bomb - a red ball-shaped firecracker with high explosive power
firework, pyrotechnic - (usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames; can be used to illuminate areas or send signals etc.
whizbang, whizzbang - a firecracker that (like the whizbang shell) makes a whizzing sound followed by a loud explosion
5.cracker - a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends
party favor, party favour, favour, favor - souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party
Translations
أُنبوب ورَقي مُلَوَّنبَسْكويت هَشمُفَرْقَعَـة ناريّـهنَوْعٌ مِنْ البَسْكويت
čertíkkekskrekrpetardaprskavka
kiksknallertcracker
voileipäkeksi
kreker
pukkantósós keksz
kínverji, púîurkerlingknallstökkt kex
クラッカー
크래커
kekspískacia hračkaprskavka
krekerpetarda
panggrej
ขนมปังกรอบไม่หวาน
krakerNoel krakeripatlangaç
bánh quy giòn

cracker

[ˈkrækəʳ] N
1. (= firework) → buscapiés m inv
2. (also Christmas cracker) → sorpresa f (navideña)
3. (= biscuit) → galleta f salada, crácker m
4. (Brit) a cracker of a gameun partido fenomenal

cracker

[ˈkrækər] n
(= firework) → pétard m
(= biscuit) → biscuit m salé, cracker m
(British) to be a cracker → être super
a cracker of a ... → un(e) ... formidable
a cracker of a story → une histoire formidable

cracker

n
(= biscuit)Kräcker m
(= firecracker)Knallkörper m; (= Christmas cracker)Knallbonbon nt
crackers pl (= nut crackers)Nussknacker m
(Brit inf) (= woman)tolle Frau (inf); (= man)toller Mann (inf); (= thing)tolles Ding (inf)

cracker

[ˈkrækəʳ] n
a. (biscuit) → cracker m inv
b. (firework) → petardo; (Christmas cracker) specie di mortaretto natalizio con sorpresa
c. (Brit) (fam) (girl, dress, car) → schianto
a cracker of a ... → un(a) ...formidabile

crack

(krӕk) verb
1. to (cause to) break partly without falling to pieces. The window cracked down the middle.
2. to break (open). He cracked the peanuts between his finger and thumb.
3. to make a sudden sharp sound of breaking. The twig cracked as I stepped on it.
4. to make (a joke). He's always cracking jokes.
5. to open (a safe) by illegal means.
6. to solve (a code).
7. to give in to torture or similar pressures. The spy finally cracked under their questioning and told them everything he knew.
noun
1. a split or break. There's a crack in this cup.
2. a narrow opening. The door opened a crack.
3. a sudden sharp sound. the crack of whip.
4. a blow. a crack on the jaw.
5. a joke. He made a crack about my big feet.
6. a very addictive drug. He died of too much crack with alcohol
adjective
expert. a crack racing-driver.
cracked adjective
1. damaged by cracks. a cracked cup.
2. crazy. She must be cracked!
crackdown noun
ˈcracker noun
1. a thin crisp biscuit.
2. a small exploding firework. fire crackers.
3. a decorated paper tube, containing paper hats etc, which gives a loud crack when pulled apart.
ˈcrackers adjective
crazy. You must be crackers to believe that!
crack a book, crack a book
(slang) to open a book in order to read or study. He always gets high marks in his exams although he hardly cracks a textbook.
crack down (on)
to act firmly against. The police have cracked down on drug dealers; to crack down on illegal immigration.
get cracking
to get moving quickly.
have a crack (at)
to have a try at.

cracker

نَوْعٌ مِنْ البَسْكويت krekr kiks Kräcker κράκερ galleta salada, petardo voileipäkeksi biscuit kreker cracker クラッカー 크래커 cracker kjeks krakers bolacha salgada крекер panggrej ขนมปังกรอบไม่หวาน kraker bánh quy giòn 饼干

cracker

n. galleta.

cracker

n galleta salada
References in classic literature ?
And he himself brought her the golden-brown bouillon, in a dainty Sevres cup, with a flaky cracker or two on the saucer.
If I say, `Polly wants a cracker,' you understand me.
A negro teamster who had been dancing upon a cracker box with the hilarious encouragement of twoscore soldiers was deserted.
Shall an eater of old shoes, a bone- cracker, presume, to doubt the word of the Envy of the River?
He was roused from his almost lyric ecstacy, by a big double Saint-Jean cracker, which suddenly went off from the happy cabin.
A person who, because he has corns himself, always treads on other people's toes," answered the Roman Candle in a low whisper; and the Cracker nearly exploded with laughter.
said the woman at the counter, without moving, "right up from a cracker to a square meal.
Women caught up their children and hurried into their houses, shutting the cracker doors carefully behind them.
She found it very lovely, and sat down on a cracker keg to enjoy it with a heart full of the innocent sentiment of her years.
And I got out to warm by the great stove and get a soda cracker.
He had had his passage out from Liverpool, and during the whole voyage had been quite a notorious character, as a teller of anecdotes and cracker of jokes.
Whenever they halted to change, there he was--out of the carriage without letting down the steps, bursting about the inn-yard like a lighted cracker, pulling out his watch by lamp-light and forgetting to look at it before he put it up again, and in short committing so many extravagances that Kit's mother was quite afraid of him.