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Crackerjack   Listen
noun
Crackerjack  n.  (also spelled crackerjack)  
1.
An individual of marked ability or excellence, esp. in some sport; as, he is a crackajack at tennis. (Slang)
Synonyms: jimdandy, jimhickey.
2.
A preparation of popped corn, candied and pressed into small cakes. The name Cracker Jack(TM) is now a trademark for a similar confection. (U. S.)
3.
Something excellent of its kind.
Synonyms: jimdandy, jimhickey.






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"Crackerjack" Quotes from Famous Books



... Bayne," he greeted me, "never again for mine! If I ever see the end of this trip,—if you call it a trip; I call it merry hades,—believe me, I'll sell something hereafter that I can sell on land. I'm a crackerjack of a salesman, if I do say it myself. Once I got started talking I could get a man down below to buy a hot toddy and a set of flannels—and I wish I'd gone down there and done it before I ever saw ...
— The Firefly Of France • Marion Polk Angellotti

... Flibberty. 'Captain Oleson,' she says, sweet as you please, 'I've a few minutes to spare on you, and I've got some good whisky over on the Emily. Come on along. Besides, I want your advice about this wrecking business. Everybody says you're a crackerjack sailor-man'—that's what she said, 'crackerjack.' And I went, in her whale-boat, Adamu Adam steering and looking as solemn as ...
— Adventure • Jack London

... It ought to be prime," chuckled the owner of the camp. "It was cut from the quarters of a buck which my nephew here, Royal Sinclair," pointing out the tallest of three lads, "shot four days ago. He was a regular crackerjack—that buck! I mean, he was as fine a deer as ever I saw; weighed over two hundred pounds, had seven prongs to his horns on one side and six on the other. Royal is going to take the antlers home with him to Philadelphia. We were mighty glad to get him, too; for we have been camping here for five ...
— Camp and Trail - A Story of the Maine Woods • Isabel Hornibrook

... what, she's a crackerjack!" continued the invalid. Then, as Billiard's only answer was a vicious jerk which divested him of collar and waist at a single effort, Toady cried in surprise, "Why, Bill, have you had ...
— Tabitha's Vacation • Ruth Alberta Brown

... comes—look out! As for me, well, my arm isn't right, but it's acting these warm days in a way that tells me it will be soon. It's been worked too hard. Can't you get another pitcher? I'm not knocking Herne or Cairns. They're good for their turn, but we need a new man to help out. And he must be a crackerjack if we're to get back to ...
— The Redheaded Outfield and Other Baseball Stories • Zane Grey



Words linked to "Crackerjack" :   thing, apotheosis, jimdandy, paragon, nonesuch, jimhickey, nonpareil, ideal, nonsuch, saint



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