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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).]
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crackpot

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

(ˈkrækˌpɒt)
n.
1. a person who is eccentric, fanatical, or irrational.
adj.
2. eccentric; fanatical; irrational.
[1860–65]
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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
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crackpot

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

crackpot

[ˈkrækpɒt]
A. ADJtonto
B. Nchiflado/a m/f, excéntrico/a m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

crackpot

[ˈkrækpɒt] n (= person) → tordu(e) m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

crackpot

(inf)
nSpinner(in) m(f) (inf), → Irre(r) mf
adjverrückt, irre
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

crackpot

[ˈkrækˌpɒt] (fam)
1. nimbecille m/f con idee assurde
2. adj (idea) → assurdo/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
This article appears to take the view that newsrooms must prepare and combat fake news that is posted on social media by crackpots, partisan hacks, and fake news purveyors, thereby placing the blame for false reporting on everyone else while exempting newsrooms.
I do hope people take notice of this, it promotes Benjamin Netanyahu to the first rank of destructive crackpots alongside Donald Trump, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Vladimir Putin, and Kim Jong-un, have I missed anyone out?
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, June 11, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Crackpots, who are self-declared Wicked Cravings experts, launched their new Pork Scratchings Flavours - Applewood and Lemon with Black Pepper Flavours.
He is a political buffoon who could lead us, hand in hand with Trump, up a very dangerous path against Putin and all the other international crackpots. Our Boris is not stupid.
Most of them are crackpots who only cause harm with their words.
The EU doesn't want us to stay APART from calling UKIP crackpots, James Benton is right - the EU are sick of us (Letters, October 30).
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).
SO a bunch of crackpots want to abolish the monarchy and replace it with a republic.
The mother of an Australian soldier killed in Afghanistan hit back, describing Hizb ut-Tahrir as "crackpots".
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.
But perhaps the major reason for the popularity of Utopian essays is that a large number of newspaper readers are crackpots themselves, and love to start their day by reading an essay proposing that the SEC be franchised, or that everyone on the planet reduce global warming by piggybacking on a neighbor's shoulders.
Crackpots: i have a friend who wants to restore the Czar./Seriously.