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originally used as a term by British generals in letters back home to make fun of southern american wheat farms who turned there wheat into crackers to survive the winter.
it is now commenly used as redneck
those crackers got beat down by yanks
at gettysburg
by Eltapatio January 19, 2005
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
used to describe a person born and raised in florida ie "florida cracker", or a descendant from early british settlers in florida, and sometimes also refers to natives from surrounding states such as georgia or alabama. the name is derived from early ranchers (who were also what made gator wrestling the sport it is today) that cracked bullwhips to move and catch their cattle, as opposed to using lariats. because many people don't know that's how the term cracker came to be, it is often used incorrectly with a predominantly racist and/or negative connotation by african americans to refer to white people.
he was a true and proud cracker, born and raised in the state of florida.
by jo the lion king July 22, 2009
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
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
1. A contemptuous and racist term for a white person.

2. A member of any white-skinned people.
"We don't take kindly to crackers in this Hood"
"The last thing we need is another cracker as president"
"That cracker just called me a nigger! Dat racist!"
by imma_redbull04 July 07, 2014
As most of you here seem to have some kind of misconception of the semantic difference between "cracker" and "nigger" let me just elaborate real quick:

Calling a white person a "cracker" is not even slightly the same as calling a black person a "nigger".
Why? Okay, let's see, where does "nigger" come from? Slavery, as in white people exploiting black people. So a white person calling a black person "nigger" means that she/he is referring to her/him as lower in status/worth.

Where does "cracker" come from? Slavery, too, as in white people exploting black people. So a black person calling a white person "cracker" means that she/he is referring to her/him as acting as if she/he were superior.

So now, every INTELLIGENT one of you, think and tell me which one of the two is worse.

Of course, it is actually quite stupid to use any of these two expressions (no matter what the color of your skin is), but reading the definitions at hand, I couldnt help but get the impression that there is still some deeply rooted racism in our society and everyone seems to begrudge each other. How about some peace?
Peter's father: Dont hang around with that nigger Dwayne my son, you're much better than that!

Dwayne's mother: I dont want you hanging around that boy Peter! His father is a real cracker!
by letspleasequitthisrasictcrap March 26, 2009