cracked

[krakt]
adjective
  1. broken: a container full of cracked ice.
  2. broken without separation of parts; fissured.
  3. damaged; injured.
  4. Informal. eccentric; mad; daffy: a charming person, but a bit cracked.
  5. broken in tone, as the voice.
Idioms
  1. 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
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cracked

adjective
  1. damaged by cracking
  2. informal crazy
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Word Origin and History for uncracked

cracked

adj.

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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