Definitions

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  • n. A BlackBerry, a handheld device considered addictive for its networking capability.

Etymologies

Blend of crack and BlackBerry, referring to crack cocaine for its addictive nature. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I have come a long way from my days of getting jiggy for my "crackberry" as a colleague used to refer to hand-held electronic devices; nonetheless, I feel a vague uneasiness when far from the ability to reach out and touch civilization.

    Meg Pier: Silence of Spain's Tabernas Desert

  • I had fallen into the gadget-trap, the same one which spurred nicknames such as "crackberry" and aided in stunting the growth of burgeoning relationships.

    Jessica Yorkin: The Art of Conversation

  • In fact, they may naturally be addicted to them e.g. octo-mom, "crackberry", etc.

    April Rudin: The Science Behind Feeling Good While Social Networking

  • Webster's 2006 word of the year was "crackberry," which has nothing to do with a drugged-out piece of fruit.

    Michael Sigman: Information Deprivation

  • When we're our best selves and enjoying our days, we're probably still working a little too hard or checking the "crackberry" a little too often.

    Alanna Kaivalya: How Does a Yogi Unwind?

  • The new millennium has brought us new kinds of addictive behaviors, such as those associated with shopping, telecommunications (e.g., "crackberry"), and the Internet, along with new forms of work ( "workaholic"), gambling ( "day-trading"), and sexual addictions.

    Alex Pattakos: Our Cry For Meaning: Aggression, Addiction, Depression

  • I mean, the nickname is "crackberry," because are actually ...

    CNN Transcript Jun 30, 2004

  • I, for one, will be at a high school wrestling match cheering on my son (and hopefully 3rd generation t-sip), "crackberry" in hand desperating trying to get updates on the game.

    The Daily News - News

  • After being escorted off a plane in NYC due to a "crackberry" addiction gone too far

    latimes.com - News

  • The Los Angeles-based frozen yogurt chain, affectionately called "crackberry" for its addictive desserts, raised $27.5 million in a Series A round lead by Maveron, Schultz's venture capital firm,

    Inc.com

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