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[kawrn-krak-er] /ˈkɔrnˌkræk ər/
noun, Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a member of a class of poor white people in the southern U.S.
Origin of corn-cracker
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35; corn1 + cracker
Usage note
This term is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as insulting, being similar in connotation to redneck and hillbilly. Corn-cracker originally referred to a native of Kentucky or Georgia, but has come to apply broadly to any poor white person in the South. See also cracker. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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