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  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.
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  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.
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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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Examples from the Web for uncracked

Historical Examples

  • A plank had been broken, but ribs and timbers were uncracked.

    Left on the Labrador

    Dillon Wallace

  • A promises to build a house for B and warrants the paint to stand untarnished and uncracked for one year.

  • She had descended to put into her place the person who demanded muffins and an uncracked teapot as though she had a right to both.

  • His implied threat struck as cold as the glacial air, and Ross tried to meet it with an outward show of uncracked defenses.

    The Time Traders

    Andre Norton

  • With a force that almost wrenched his arms from their sockets, the bar rebounded from the glass bell, leaving it uncracked.

British Dictionary definitions for uncracked


  1. damaged by cracking
  2. 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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