adjective[attributive] North American
- Southern country-boy coaches were about the last of the nation's cracker-barrel philosophers.
- With its chocolate box cinematography and cracker-barrel philosophising, the film is the worst kind of period drama.
- Behind the stereotype of the genial, cracker-barrel philosopher is a story of avarice, resentment, and political awakening.
Late 19th century: with reference to the barrels of soda crackers once found in country stores, around which informal discussions would take place between customers.
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