Cracker - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkrækər|  American pronunciation of the word cracker
Brit.  |ˈkrakə|  British pronunciation of the word cracker

noun

- a thin crisp wafer made of flour and water with or without leavening and shortening; unsweetened or semisweet
- a poor White person in the southern United States (syn: redneck)
- a programmer who cracks (gains unauthorized access to) computers, typically to do malicious things

crackers are often mistakenly called hackers

- firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing (syn: banger, firecracker)
- a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends (syn: snapper)

Examples

a plate of cheese and crackers

...a cracker who had broken into the intelligence agency's database attempted to leak the classified information...

That was a cracker of a goal.

crackers are often mistakenly called hackers

...a brittle cracker that turned into crumbs in my pocket...

She nibbled on her cracker

Word forms

noun
singular: cracker
plural: crackers
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