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crack·er·jack

 (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.

crackerjack

or

crackajack

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

Crack′er Jack`


Trademark.
a confection of caramel-coated popcorn.

crack•er•jack

(ˈkræk ərˌdʒæk)
n.
1. a person or thing that shows marked ability or excellence.
adj.
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"

crackerjack

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

crackerjack

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

crackerjack

, (US) crackajack
n (= person)Kanone f (inf); (= thing)Knüller m (inf)
adjbombig (inf)
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