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crack·ers

 (krăk′ərz)
adj. Chiefly British Slang
Insane; mad.

[Probably from cracker, breakdown.]

crackers

(ˈkrækəz)
adj
(postpositive) Brit a slang word for insane
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crackers - informal or slang terms for mentally irregularcrackers - informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy"
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"

crackers

adjective
Chiefly British. Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness:
Informal: bonkers, cracked, daffy, gaga, loony.
Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad.
Translations
مَجْنون
praštěný
skørtosset
klikkaîur
padnutý na hlavu

crackers

[ˈkrækəz] ADJ (Brit) → lelo, chiflado

crackers

[ˈkrækərz] adj (= mad) to be crackers (British)être cinglé(e) crack house n [drug addicts] → crack-house f (maison où l'on vend, achète et consomme du crack)

crackers

adj pred (Brit inf) → übergeschnappt (inf); to go crackersüberschnappen (inf)

crackers

[ˈkrækəz] adj (Brit) (fam) → pazzo/a, tocco/a
he's crackers → è un po' tocco

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.
References in classic literature ?
Horace Fletcher had nothing on me when it came to soda crackers.
They were all made of crackers laid out in tiny squares, and were of many pretty and ornamental shapes, having balconies and porches with posts of bread-sticks and roofs shingled with wafer-crackers.
It was, since he could not escape from the Pope of the Fools, from Jehan Fourbault's bannerets, from May trusses, from squibs and crackers, to go to the Place de Grève.
if they were real crackers they could not be lovelier.
Then she happened to remember that in a corner of her suit-case were one or two crackers that were left over from her luncheon on the train, and she went to the buggy and brought them.
At nine o'clock Dulcie took a tin box of crackers and a little pot of raspberry jam out of her trunk, and had a feast.
Then he discovered that he was hungry and the crackers and cheese he had provided for the Journey had all been eaten.
To my own good luck, that ship was loaded with meat, preserved foods, crackers, bread, bottles of wine, raisins, cheese, coffee, sugar, wax candles, and boxes of matches.
You'll find a bowl o' crackers an' milk on your bureau, an' I don't want to hear a sound from you till breakfast time.
If I say, `Polly wants a cracker,' you understand me.
And he himself brought her the golden-brown bouillon, in a dainty Sevres cup, with a flaky cracker or two on the saucer.
A negro teamster who had been dancing upon a cracker box with the hilarious encouragement of twoscore soldiers was deserted.