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Not to be confused with the lower-case-initialled word, Cracker is a kick-ass police drama series from the UK starring Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid in the Potter movies) as a criminal psychologist in the employ of Her Majesty's Police. He is Scottish (of course) and grimly determined to have show-down after show-down with his wife over his additions to gambling, cigarettes and alcohol. Has a bit on the side with Sergeant Jane Penhaligon (whom he refers to as "Panhandle"), played by Geraldine Somerville (Lily Potter in the movies). He is deeply pessimistic and cynical and possessed of an ineluctable Celtic perception (sans tinsel and cliched stuff; think of the real Scotland) of the fundamental bleakness of the human condition. Sarcastic as hell. Unforgettable.
Oh, yes, the criminal cases are kind of interesting, too.
Did you catch Cracker on the tube the other night? Did you see the bit where Coltrane's smarmy colleague jumps off the roof?
by Fearman June 18, 2007
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A politically correct racial slur against caucasians encouraged by the liberals, plain and simple.
It's quite ok in today's politically correct world for people to call caucasians crackers and get away with it, but watch what would happen if a caucasian fired the term nigger or spick back.....you can count on the caucasian being charged with a hate crime!
by Piranha May 09, 2006
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The word "Cracker" was coined in the south by white slave owners. Slave owning whites refered to non slave owning, or poor whites as "crackers." Although it is considered in this day and age to be derogitory word for whites, if you know the history behind the word it is actually a form of flattery.
"You ignorant cracker, the word didn't come from the sound of a whip!"
by AlexanderTG January 16, 2006
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The word that blacks use to insult white people; Another word like nigger, but for whites
Jarad: Dude, if i get called a cracker one more time imma call someone a nigger!
Black guy: Move cracker
Jarad: NIGGER!!!
Black guy (now with gun): What!!!
Jarad: NOO!!!!
by Mark The Fat Kid November 11, 2005
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A small, very dry, square treat made of refined flour. Some crackers have salt sprinkled on top; i.e. saltines. Most have tiny holes going through them--not sure why, though
These crackers are making me thirsty!
by Dula Monster December 25, 2006
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Here's another definition that may have been overlooked: the last part of a single-thong lash whip, such as a bullwhip or stockwhip (as opposed to a multi-thong, such as a Cat-O'-Nine-Tails) is formed of a thin twisted strand of nylon string about 6 inches long, and is called the "cracker" because that's the part of the whip that actually makes the crack effect as it travels through the air at high speed, breaking the sound barrier. Yes, as a working whip artist, I can tell you that the "cracker" or "popper" end of a bullwhip can travel over 700 MPH. The leather strand that attaches the cracker to the main body, or THONG, of the whip, is called the Fall. In the old days, the cracker was often made of hemp or horsehair.
This is also associated with the slave masters, who would use the cracker against a slave's skin as punishment or in an attempt to "motivate" the slave. It should be noted that,among those who work with livestock such as cattle, the whip was NOT used to hit the animal, but ONLY to make noise so as to drive the animal in a certain direction. Anybody hitting an animal was usually fired, and sometimes given the lash treatment themselves.
Watch out for the cracker on the end of that whip! You'll put your eye out!"
by zeebyaboi November 23, 2007
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An very attractive and enticingly sexy woman.

Possibly derived from Firecracker or Crackerjack. The word visually describes how an such a woman excites a man's mind, emotions and passions.

Sadly, this wonderfully expressive word is under threat due to the rise of alternative meanings.
She's a beauty - real cracker!", he exclaimed passionately. "I felt like all firecrackers and champagne corks in the world were whizzing, crackling and popping at once.
by Jeorne May 28, 2010
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