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crackpot

[ krak-pot ]
/ ˈkrækˌpɒt /
Informal.
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noun
a person who is eccentric, unrealistic, or fanatical.
adjective
eccentric; impractical; fanatical: crackpot ideas.
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Origin of crackpot

First recorded in 1860–65; from the phrase cracked pot
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British Dictionary definitions for crackpot

crackpot
/ (ˈkrækˌpɒt) informal /

noun
an eccentric person; crank
adjective
(usually prenominal) eccentric; crazy
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