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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Definitions for crackerjack

  1. Informal. a person or thing that shows marked ability or excellence.
  2. Informal. of marked ability; exceptionally fine.

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Citations for crackerjack
We have room for but one verse; but it's a crackerjack, the gem of the collection and illustrates how Ardenas can soar when he spreads his pinions and takes a header into the poetic empyrean. William Cowper Brann, “A National Poem,” Brann, the Iconoclast: A Collection of the Writings of W. C. Brann, 1898
Gee! I wish I could go through it like that dude, Stanton. He's a crackerjack, ain't he? Wakefield's all right, too. James Allan Ormar, William Wakefield: A Tale of the West, 1899
Origin of crackerjack
Crackerjack is an Americanism that came to English in the late 1800s.