crackpot


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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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