cracksman

[ kraks-muh n ]
/ ˈkræks mən /

noun, plural cracks·men. Slang.

burglar; housebreaker.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. crackleware,
  2. crackling,
  3. crackly,
  4. cracknel,
  5. crackpot,
  6. crackup,
  7. cracky,
  8. cracovienne,
  9. cracow,
  10. cradle

Origin of cracksman

First recorded in 1805–15; crack + -s3 + man1

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cracksman

/ (ˈkræksmən) /

noun plural -men

slang a burglar, esp a safe-breaker
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