broken: a container full of cracked ice.
broken without separation of parts; fissured.
damaged; injured.
Informal. eccentric; mad; daffy: a charming person, but a bit cracked.
broken in tone, as the voice.


    cracked up to be, Informal. reported or reputed to be (usually used in the negative): I hear the play is not what it's cracked up to be.

Origin of cracked

First recorded in 1400–50, cracked is from the late Middle English word crachyd. See crack, -ed2
Related formsun·cracked, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for uncracked



damaged by cracking
informal crazy
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Word Origin and History for uncracked



mid-15c., past participle adjective from crack (v). Meaning "mentally unsound" is 17c. (cf. crack-brain "crazy fellow"). The equivalent Greek word was used in this sense by Aristophanes.

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