Definition of crackerjack in English:


Syllabification: crack·er·jack
Pronunciation: /ˈkrakərˌjak
North American informal


  • Exceptionally good: a crackerjack eye surgeon
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    • The two leads give crackerjack performances, their timing, dynamism and interaction almost flawless.
    • The corporations always have a battalion of crackerjack lawyers to defend themselves.
    • Best of all, Germany's crackerjack Ensemble Modern played the luminous score with extraordinary virtuosity.


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  • An exceptionally good person or thing.
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    • The other five are all potential crackerjacks and it is a contest which is going to answer a lot of questions.
    • ‘He ought to have a crackerjack of a speech,’ former President Ford says simply.
    • At 5-1 third-favourite, Proudwings represents great each-way value in what promises to be a crackerjack of a race.

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