Share this entry
crackpot Line breaks: crack|pot
Pronunciation: /ˈkrakpɒt/

Definition of crackpot in English:


An eccentric or foolish person: people who claim famous past identities are usually dismissed as crackpots
More 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.


[attributive] Back to top  
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

Definition of crackpot in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources