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 (krăk′ər-jăk′) also crack·a·jack (krăk′ə-)
adj. Slang
Of excellent quality or ability; fine.

[Probably from crack, first-rate + jack.]

crack′er·jack′ n.




a person or thing of exceptional quality or ability
[C20: changed from crack (first-class) + jack1 (man)]

Crack′er Jack`

a confection of caramel-coated popcorn.


(ˈkræk ərˌdʒæk)
1. a person or thing that shows marked ability or excellence.
2. exceptionally fine.
[1890–95, Amer.; earlier crackajack, rhyming compound based on crack (adj.)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crackerjack - someone excellent of their kind; "he's a jimdandy of a soldier"
nonesuch, nonpareil, nonsuch, apotheosis, ideal, paragon, saint - model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
2.crackerjack - something excellent of its kind; "the bike was a jimdandy"
thing - an entity that is not named specifically; "I couldn't tell what the thing was"


also crackajack
Slang. Having or demonstrating a high degree of knowledge or skill:
Slang. A person with a high degree of knowledge or skill in a particular field:
Informal: whiz.
Chiefly British: dab.


A. N (= person) → as m; (= thing) → bomba f
B. ADJbomba, súper


, (US) crackajack
n (= person)Kanone f (inf); (= thing)Knüller m (inf)
adjbombig (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Poor Harry knew he had a specially, and a crackerjack, and it's up to me to find it.
He drifted into seal hunting and became a crackerjack.
He was a connoisseur, for he had said that the picture was a crackerjack.
They're modelled after the Yukon poling- boats, and you can bet your life they're crackerjacks.
For her crackerjack performance as Candida in Loy Arcenas' big-screen musical 'Ang Larawan,' however, she won not only the best actress award in the recent Metro Manila Film Festival, but also the hearts of Filipino fans.
Francis presented the long-running TV show Crackerjack and specialises in family-friendly comedy that, as he says, "won't embarrass your granny".
The former Radio 1 DJ, who died from a stroke aged 74, said the catchphrase on kids' show Crackerjack every Friday for six years.
I followed his career from his early days on pirate radio to TV's Crackerjack and Junior Choice on Radio 2.
TRIBUTES have been paid to former DJ and Crackerjack presenter Ed "Stewpot" Stewart, who has died aged 74.
On television, Stewart was best known for children's favourite Crackerjack, which he hosted from 1973 to 1979.
RADIO 1 DJ and Crackerjack presenter Ed "Stewpot" Stewart has died aged 74, a few days after having a stroke.
CRACKERJACK star Bernie Clifton has said he auditioned for The Voice because "there's more to me than the ostrich".