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  • cracker rapper
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun cracker:


The word cracker is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun cracker

What does cracker mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • cracker: crackers
  • Cracker: Crackers

  1. a thin crisp wafer made of flour and water with or without leavening and shortening; unsweetened or semisweet
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic terms: bread / breadstuff / staff of life = food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
    • more specific terms:
      • saltine = a cracker sprinkled with salt before baking
      • soda cracker = unsweetened cracker leavened slightly with soda and cream of tartar
      • oyster cracker = a small dry usually round cracker
      • water biscuit = a thin flour-and-water biscuit usually made without shortening
      • graham cracker = semisweet whole-wheat cracker
      • pretzel = glazed and salted cracker typically in the shape of a loose knot
  2. a poor White person in the southern United States
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of cracker: redneck
    • more generic word: rustic = an unsophisticated country person
  3. a programmer who cracks (gains unauthorized access to) computers, typically to do malicious things
  4. firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of cracker: banger / firecracker
    • more generic words: firework / pyrotechnic = a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames
    • more specific terms:
      • cannon cracker = a large firecracker
      • cherry bomb = a red ball-shaped firecracker with high explosive power
      • whizzbang / whizbang = a firecracker that (like the whizbang shell) makes a whizzing sound followed by a loud explosion
  5. a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends

Alternative definition of the noun cracker


  1. A dry, thin, crispy, and usually salty or savory biscuit.
  2. A short piece of twisted string tied to the end of a whip that creates the distinctive sound when the whip is thrown or cracked.
  3. A firecracker.
  4. A person or thing that cracks, or that cracks a thing (e.g. whip cracker; nutcracker).
  5. A Christmas cracker
  6. Refinery equipment used to pyrolyse organic feedstocks. If catalyst is used to aid pyrolysis it is informally called a cat-cracker
  7. [chiefly British] A fine thing or person (crackerjack).
  8. [computing] One who maliciously cracks, (i.e. overcomes) computer software or security restrictions.
  9. [US, pejorative, racial slur] An impoverished white person from the SE United States, originally associated with Georgia and parts of Florida; or, (by extension) white people generally.


Cracker: A cracker is a baked good typically made from a grain and flour, dough and usually manufactured in large quantities. Crackers are usually flat, crisp, small in size and made in various shapes, commonly round or square. Flavorings or seasonings, such as salt, herbs, seeds, and/or cheese, may be added to the dough or sprinkled on top before baking. Crackers are often branded as a nutritious and convenient way to consume a staple food or cereal grain.

  • also known as بسكويتة رقيقة هشة, Voileipäkeksi, แครกเกอร์, ขนมปังแครกเกอร์, ขนมปังกรอบ, کرکر, 梳打餅

There are other foods with Cracker in their name, like Cracker meal, Ritz Cracker, Cream cracker, Prawn cracker, Animal cracker, Graham cracker, Saltine cracker, Graham Cracker Crust, Cracker Barrel Steak Fries, Cracker Barrel Fancy Fixin's, KELLOGG'S SPECIAL K Cracker Chips, Cracker Barrel Grilled Sirloin Steak, Kashi H2H Woven Wheat Cracker Original, Cracker Barrel Farm Raised Catfish Fillet, Kashi H2H Woven Wheat Cracker Roasted Garlic, KEEBLER TOASTEDS Party Pack Cracker Assortment and KELLOGG'S SPECIAL K Cracker Chips Southwest Ranch.


  1. "Cracker" a.k.a. "Cracker!" is an award-nominated book by Cynthia Kadohata.
    • award: - Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (6 up) nomination for Cynthia Kadohata
  2. "Cracker" is a book by Dana Ste.Claire.
    • also known as "Cracker: the cracker culture in Florida history"


  1. Cracker is a British crime drama series produced by Granada Television for ITV and created and principally written by Jimmy McGovern. Set in Manchester, the series is centered on a criminal psychologist, Dr Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald, played by Robbie Coltrane, who works with the Greater Manchester Police to help them solve crimes. The show consists of three series which were originally aired from 1993 to 1995. A 100-minute special set in Hong Kong followed in 1996, and another two-hour story in 2006.
  2. Cracker is an American crime drama series produced by Granada Entertainment for ABC and based upon the British television crime drama of the same name created by Jimmy McGovern. An innovative but disturbing take on the standard police-detective genre, the Americanized Cracker consists of sixteen one-hour episodes set in Los Angeles. It stars Robert Pastorelli as criminal psychologist Gerry 'Fitz' Fitzgerald and a young Josh Hartnett. Robbie Coltrane, the star of the original series, appears as a villain in one episode. The remade show was broadcast as Fitz in some countries, including the UK.


  1. "Cracker": Cracker is the first album by American alternative rock band Cracker, released on March 10, 1992. The album sold over 200,000 copies.
  2. "Cracker" a.k.a. "CRACKER$" is a musical single of Ap(r)il.
  3. "CRACKER" is a musical album of Bones.
    • released on
  4. "Cracker" is a musical album of By-Sexual.
    • released on (24 years ago)


Cracker is an American alternative rock band led by singer David Lowery and guitarist Johnny Hickman. The band is best known for its gold-selling 1993 album, Kerosene Hat, which includes the hit songs "Low" and "Euro-Trash Girl.

  • members:
  • genres: Indie rock, Alternative rock, Post-grunge, Alternative country
  • albums: "Cracker", "Kerosene Hat", "Low", "Bob's Car", "The Golden Age", "Gentleman's Blues", "Garage d'Or", "Forever", "Hello Cleveland! (Live From The Metro)", "Countrysides", "Greatest Hits: Redux", "Greenland", "I Hate My Generation", "Nothing to Believe In", "Tucson", "What the World Needs Now", "Traveling Apothecary Show and Review", "Get Off This, Part 2", "Get Off This, Part 1", "O' Cracker Where Art Thou?", "Get on With It: The Best of Cracker", "Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey", "Burning London: The Clash Tribute", "Encomium: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin", "Berlin (Live In Berlin December 2006)", "Euro-Trash Girl", "Waited My Whole Life"
  • nomination: - nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Artist to Watch - "Teen Angst (What The World Needs Now)"
  • official website:


  1. Cracker is a fictional character in the 2006 film Pink Lemonade.
  2. Cracker is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Cracker Jack, Jack Cracker.


  1. Cracker, sometimes white cracker or cracka, is a usually derogatory term for white people, especially poor rural whites in the Southern United States. In reference to a native of Florida or Georgia, however, it is sometimes used in a neutral or positive context or self-descriptively with pride.
  2. Cracker was a British comic printed by D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd that ran from the issues dated 18 January 1975 to 11 September 1976, when it merged with The Beezer. Some material from Cracker was reprinted in Classics from the Comics.

Phrases with Cracker

Phrases starting with the word Cracker:

  1. Cracker Jack
  2. Cracker Jacks
  3. cracker bonbon
  4. cracker crumbs
  5. cracker-barrel

Phrases ending with the word Cracker:

  1. cat cracker
  2. Red Cracker
  3. Clam Cracker
  4. Gray Cracker
  5. Pale Cracker
  6. soda cracker
  7. Prawn cracker
  8. Steam Cracker
  9. cannon cracker
  10. graham cracker
  11. oyster cracker
  12. Brownish Cracker
  13. Glaucous Cracker
  14. Variable Cracker
  15. catalytic cracker

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cracker

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Google previewThe Unauthorized Guide to Windows 98 (1999)

by Paul McFedries

Remember A cracker is an expert user who creates programs or breaks into systems for malicious purposes. The cracker is the evil twin of the more benevolent hacker, who simply enjoys programming and other high-level computer pursuits ...

Google previewFolens Dictionary (1999)

by Fred McDonald

A cracker is a thin dry biscuit that is not sweet and is often eaten with cheese. [ Cracker comes from crack.] cradle noun cradles A cradle is a baby's bed, especially one that rocks. cradle verb cradles, cradling, cradled If you cradle something, ...

Google previewRecognizing Race and Ethnicity (2014)

Power, Privilege, and Inequality by Kathleen J. Fitzgerald

The term cracker, emerging in the late 1700s, has similar origins. While today cracker is a term often used as a generalized racial slur against whites by people of color, it originated as a term higherstatus whites used to describe poor whites ...

Google previewLexicologia i Morfologia Anglesa (2006)

by Joseph Hilferty, Isabel Verdaguer Clavera

cracker is an obj of gave. The difference in grammatical functions can be seen in figure 3. □ Note that in ...

Google previewEthical Hacking and Countermeasures: Web Applications (2016)

by EC-Council

A password cracker is any program that ...

Google previewChildren Behaving Badly? (2011)

Peer Violence Between Children and Young People by Christine Barter, David Berridge

Cracker is the title ofa mid1990s UK televisioncrime drama series in which the central protagonist is a criminal psychologist. 7 For amore sustained exploration of friendship and conflictinthe context of digital mediumslike instant messaging or ...

Google previewA Personal Kiwi-Yankee Dictionary

A Christmas cracker is a 3" long cylinder covered with crepe paper that is twisted at both ends. It is traditional at Christmas dinners to share one of these with a friend. You each take hold of one of the twisted ends and pull. The result is a bang ...

Google previewSecuring Microsoft Terminal Services (2007)

by Roddy Rodstein

A password cracker is an application that is used by administrators and hackers to guess unknown or forgotten passwords. Administrators generally use and, in many cases, automate password crackers to test for password compliance; ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Historic and Endangered Livestock and Poultry Breeds (2001)

by Janet Vorwald Dohner

Kenny Holder with Spanish Doll, a five-year-old Florida Cracker mare of the Ayers line. Owned and photographed in Florida by Sam Getzen, a longtime conservatorof the breed. against the fever tick and the screwworm exterminated much ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

An abbreviation of®safe cracker ̄.

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of American Domestic Architecture (1997)

by Rachel Carley

CABIN tie bar split wood shingles square-hewn logs (split boards projecting eaves purlin rafter kitchen -porch round logs heart pine or cypress pier corner board stick-and-mud chimney log joist The term "Cracker" is thought to have originated ...

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Quotes about Cracker

But, my dear sirs, when peace does come, you may call on me for any thing. Then will I share with you the last cracker, and watch with you to shield your homes and families against danger from every quarter. (William Tecumseh Sherman)
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Scrabble value of C3R1A1C3K5E1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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