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cracker-barrel

[ krak-er-bar-uhl ]
/ ˈkræk ərˌbær əl /
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adjective
of or suggesting the simple rustic informality and directness thought to be characteristic of life in and around a country store: homespun, cracker-barrel philosophy.
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Origin of cracker-barrel

1875–80, Americanism; adj. use of cracker barrel, around which rural people supposedly converse in old-style country stores
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cracker-barrel

adjective
US rural; rustic; homespuna cracker-barrel philosopher
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