Cracker, is a term of contempt for the "poor" or "mean whites," particularly of Georgia and Florida. The term dates back to the American Revolution, and is derived from the "cracked corn" which formed their staple food.
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British slang, meaning a thing that is excellent.
Did you just see Ian hit that pigeon with his shoe? What a cracker!
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A "talker" in the sense of a Gaelic word meaning talk..."craic". The term was originally used to describe Scots, Irish and Ulster-Scots and -Irish (many of whom settled in the Southern US) with the "gift of gab". As these folks were almost exclusively Caucasian, it somehow (don't know) evolved into a derogatory term for them.
"and the crack (craic) was good"- from Van Morrison's "Coney Island". He's a cracker.
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a slang the ruling class used for a white slave who worked outdoors.
"Of course we call them crackers. They're tan on the outside, yet white on the inside."
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Crackers were poor white folk who lived in the south during the antebellum era. Given their name because of their staple diet of crack-corn, crackers were often hired by plantation owners in order to replace a slave in dangerous jobs. The high prices of slaves during the 1830s and 40s made It efficient to use a cracker rather than a slave. If a planter lost or injured a slave he would be pressed to buy another slave, but if the cracker got injured or died, finacially, the planter would have been unaffected. Crackers had a very low standard of living. Many of them lived in forests and dug holes in the ground to live in. despite their living conditions and their social status, crackers stilled believed they were better than the african slaves. Today, cracker is often used as a derogatory term for a white person for obvious reasons. It implies a person who lives in the utmost worst conditions and a person who no one really cares about.
Southern Women: We have some water dripping into the house. I think it is comin from the roof.
Southern plantation owner: I'll get a cracker to fix it.
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One who uses their computer skills to comit molicious crimes against others. Some are skilled computer programmers and specialists. Others are young children, teens, or inexperianced individuals that do these acts for fun or for the rush of acting as a professianal for the first time. Because of the media, the public often thinks of hackers as criminals even though this is not true. Hackers just have a passion for computers and specializing in them.
That cracker just stole and deleted all of my files!
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