Cracker, n, (Krah-ker).
1. A type of flat wafer-like food item made from wheat, or grain.
2. A native Floridian, one who was born in Florida, also called a “Florida Cracker.”
3. A person of Caucasian descent.
4. A person who boasts.
5. One who “crackssoftware programs, see hacker.
6. A device made to open a canister of N20.

Crackers are most commonly a food item made from wheat or grain, often salted. Crackers are used as a base or vessel for spreads or dips. RJR-Nabisco produces several brand names of crackers such as Ritz, Triscuit, Wheat Thins, Cheese Nips, and Premium. Other brands include North Carolina based Lance corporation, and Keebler, which makes Club, Munch ‘ems, Wheatables, and Town House. The “Body of Christ” communion wafers are made from unleavened bread.

A highly misinterpreted word, but which has come to mean Caucasian. However, the word originated from the American civil war of the 1860s. During this time, Florida, which was a neutral state, provided supplies to many southern states. These supplies were delivered via horse drawn carriage. The drivers used a whip for driving these horses, and thus the slaves called them “Crackers” as they cracked their whips. When the slaves heard the cracking of the whip, they would say “Crackers’ a comin,” and thus the Floridians were given this nickname.

However, over time, the Floridians kept the name in their vocabulary, not as a racial term, but as a badge of honor. (Author is a genuine Cracker from Ft. Lauderdale) The now free slaves began to refer to southerners as “crackers.” Eventually, the term was used as a general term for a white person. It’s the equivalent of nigger or spic, used for blacks and Hispanics respectively. Among other common racial epithets for whites are honky, which comes from the term honky-tonk, a western style saloon, or a type of upright piano used for ragtime music.

Other usages include the Criminal Hacker, A.K.A. “Cracker,” a person who pirates software or commits illegal acts via a computer’s Internet connection. Hackers fall under White Collar Crime. Larceny is a common crime associated with hacking, as is the illegal acquisition of Confidential Information or Documents.

Cracker can also mean the device used to open a canister of Nitrous Oxide (N20), also called Laughing Gas, which is an inhalant and anesthetic most commonly used in dental work and oral surgery. N20 is a gas; it’s occasionally used in cars as a very high performance fuel. N20 is also found in airbags as the propellant gas that expands them. N20 is comprised of 2 Nitrogen and 1 Oxygen molecule.
1. "Ritz crackers are the best of the bunch in my opinion."
2. "He's an old-fashioned Florida Cracker, and he always will be.”
3. “Hey whitey, you a cracker assed cracka!”
4. “He’s such a stuck up, pompous cracker.”
5. “He’s an idiot if he thinks he’s a cracker!”
6. “Get the cracker and some balloons and lets get high.”
by Contraceptive SpongeBob November 26, 2005
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Originally the white slave driver because he would "crack" the whip, hence the noun cracker.
Yo homey pick the cotton faster cuz here comes ole Mr.Cracker with his whip!
by MrCracker June 29, 2003
Noun. Slang word used to refer to those of European ancestry. The word is thought to have either derived from the sound of a whip being cracked by slave owners, or because crackers are generally white in color.
I'm still waiting for the word "Cracker" to be referred to as the "C-word" the way the word "Nigger" is constantly referred to as the "N-word".
by FigurinOutLife March 24, 2004
opposite of nigger, an insult to whites... except white people aren't dumb enough to walk around calling each other that word because it's intended to be demeaning
break yo self cracker!
also
what chu want cracka?!
by tweak August 14, 2004
An unsweetened biscuit.
Ha!
Dya want cheese on your cracker.
by Hesaid July 24, 2003
A racist insult used by blacks against white people that seemingly isn't wrong, yet it is illegal for us to defend ourselves and call them darkies or nigger. Racism against whites is racism just the same, people. Get some common sense. If black people think they are the shit like they're better than everyone else, they are mistaken.
No one is fuckin better than anyone they are equal, until your actions or reputation lowers your social status and respect, of course.
Synonym: Honkey
Antonym: Nigger
by Damyankee November 06, 2004
Racist term for a white person
by Anonymous August 29, 2003
1:A firecracker
2:A thin, crisp wafer
3:One whom cracks illegally into another's computer or network
4:A racist term used against Caucasians/Whites
The word cracker has many meanings.
by Chad December 29, 2003
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