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English definition of “cracker”

cracker

noun uk   /ˈkræk.ər/ us    //

cracker noun (FOOD)

A1 [C] a thin, flat, hard biscuit, especially one eaten with cheeseBiscuits

cracker noun (DEVICE)

[C] UK a paper tube with small toys, small pieces of sweet food, etc. inside, that is covered with bright paper and makes a short, sharp sound when both ends are pulled: Who wants to pull a cracker with me? a Christmas crackerObjects and decorations connected with celebrations [C] UK a firework that explodes with a loud noise

cracker noun (GOOD THING)

[S] UK informal a person or thing that is very good or has a special exciting quality: She's written five books, and every one is a cracker.Good and excellent things
(Definition of cracker from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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