crackerjack

[ krak-er-jak ]
/ ˈkræk ərˌdʒæk /
Informal.

noun

a person or thing that shows marked ability or excellence.

adjective

of marked ability; exceptionally fine.

QUIZZES

BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We know you’ll tackle this quiz totis viribus! See how many words from the week of Oct 12–18, 2020 you get right!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?
Also crackajack.

Origin of crackerjack

1890–95, Americanism; earlier crackajack, rhyming compound based on crack (adjective); -a- as in blackamoor; jack1 in sense “fellow, buddy”

Definition for crackerjack (2 of 2)

Cracker Jack

Trademark.

a confection of caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for crackerjack

British Dictionary definitions for crackerjack

crackerjack
/ (ˈkrækəˌdʒæk) informal /

adjective

excellent

noun

a person or thing of exceptional quality or ability

Word Origin for crackerjack

C20: changed from crack (first-class) + jack 1 (man)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012