What does CRACKER mean?A slang term for a white person. First recorded in the 1400s, the term has many supposed origins, including "cracker of the whip", corn-cracker (whites needed to crack their own corn after the end of slavery), or "cracker of jokes".
Other definitions of CRACKER:
- A slang term for white people, typically used in the Southern United States, especially in Georgia and Florida. The term can be disparaging, but also neutral or friendly.
- another slang term similar to "red neck", often referring to someone from the south of the USA who is ignorant and backwards thinking; usually white and usually racist
- Can sometimes refer to the Gaelic word "craic" which means "talk". Essentially, means "talker" or someone with the gift of gab.
- Similar to a hacker, a cracker is someone who breaks computer security systems.
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How to use the term
Believe it or not, cracker is not as bad as the N-word.
Look at all the crackers in this Cracker-Barrel.
look at that cracker, he beats his wife and drinks all day
Oy, gowk on, ya eejit cracker!
We'll get a cracker on it and get you security bypass ASAP.
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