- a person or thing that shows marked ability or excellence.
- of marked ability; exceptionally fine.
Origin of crackerjack
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Examples from the Web for crackerjack
"You'd be a crackerjack to talk to the old ladies," Lessing generously praised him.The Lovely Lady
"I am not aiming to be a crackerjack like you," grinned Dick.Walter and the Wireless
Sara Ware Bassett
Guess we deserve it, too, for we're on the way to bein' the crackerjack section of them all.The House of Torchy
It makes a crackerjack market for me in the cattle business.When Egypt Went Broke
He was a connoisseur, for he had said that the picture was a crackerjack.The Man Upstairs
P. G. Wodehouse
- a person or thing of exceptional quality or ability
C20: changed from crack (first-class) + jack 1 (man)
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