Definition of cracker noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkrækə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrækər//
    Carbohydrates, Computer problems, Attractiveness
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  1. 1 a thin dry biscuit that is often salty and usually eaten with cheese see also cream cracker, graham cracker See related entries: Carbohydrates
  2. 2(also Christmas cracker) a tube of coloured paper that makes a loud explosive sound when it is pulled open by two people. Crackers usually contain a paper hat, a small present and a joke, and are used in Britain at Christmas parties and meals. Who wants to pull this cracker with me? see also firecracker
  3. 3(British English, informal) something that you think is very good, funny, etc. It was a cracker of a goal. I've got a joke for you. It's a real cracker!
  4. 4(North American English, slang) an offensive word for a poor white person with little education from the southern US
  5. 5(informal) a person who illegally finds a way of looking at or stealing information on somebody else’s computer system See related entries: Computer problems
  6. 6(old-fashioned, British English, informal) an attractive woman See related entries: Attractiveness
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cracker