Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of excellent quality or ability; fine.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See crackajack.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Slang An individual of marked ability or excellence, esp. in some sport.
  • noun United States A preparation of popped corn, candied and pressed into small cakes. The name Cracker Jack(TM) is now a trademark for a similar confection.
  • noun something excellent of its kind.
  • adjective Slang Of marked ability or excellence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Exceptionally fine or excellent; top-notch; high quality.
  • adjective Expert, top-rated or high-performing.
  • adjective US, slang Referring to clothing items (pants, jersey, collar) that comprise the traditional blue uniform of the enlisted men of the US Navy, following the sailor uniform worn by Sailor Jack on boxes of Cracker Jack snacks.
  • noun An exceptionally fine or excellent thing or person.
  • noun An expert or top-rated individual (e.g., a marksman)
  • noun US, slang, in the plural The traditional blue uniforms of the enlisted men of the US Navy.
  • noun US, slang A sailor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone excellent of their kind
  • noun something excellent of its kind

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably from crack, first-rate + jack.]

Examples

  • Some of these doctors are buying their degrees or getting them in crackerjack boxes, plus all the insourced doctors with degrees from high schools all over the world. seebofubar

    Curbing medical lawsuits: What Obama really means

  • When used as an adjective, the word "crackerjack" means

    best. holiday. icon. evar.

  • It's that kind of crackerjack political acumen that gets you a coveted editorial slot in the New York Times.

    Hullabaloo

  • "Most of it's true, unless she's been saying I'm some kind of crackerjack forensic pathologist, " Claire said, grinning.

    1st to Die

  • "Most of it's true, unless she's been saying I'm some kind of crackerjack forensic pathologist," Claire said, grinning.

    1st to Die

  • Him he described as a 'crackerjack' and commended to my esteem.

    Mr. Standfast

  • Carlisle Utd fans urged to make all-ticket Leeds game a 'crackerjack'

    News round-up

  • Carlisle Utd fans urged to make all-ticket Leeds game a 'crackerjack'

    News round-up

  • Carlisle Utd fans urged to make all-ticket Leeds game a 'crackerjack'

    News round-up

  • Carlisle Utd fans urged to make all-ticket Leeds game a 'crackerjack'

    News round-up

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