Definition of crackpot in English:

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crackpot

Pronunciation: /ˈkrakˌpät/
informal

noun

An eccentric or foolish person.
Example sentences
  • It's a site dedicated to ‘cranks, crackpots, kooks, and loons on the Web.’
  • There George, who appears throughout as himself, interviews a series of crackpots and misfits.
  • Interesting to know the science and/or psychology behind the crackpots and their talking pots.

adjective

Eccentric; impractical: his head’s full of crackpot ideas
More example sentences
  • Whatever the reason, London needs plenty more crackpot ideas to keep it moving.
  • It wasn't me that raised this crackpot idea, was it?
  • The reality is that every crackpot idea in the history of science has been defended on this very same basis.

Words that rhyme with crackpot

jackpot

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Syllabification: crack·pot

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