[krak-pot] /ˈkrækˌpɒt/ Informal.
a person who is eccentric, unrealistic, or fanatical.
eccentric; impractical; fanatical:
an eccentric person; crank
(usually prenominal) eccentric; crazy
“mentally unbalanced person,” by 1900, probably from crack + pot (n.1) in a slang sense of “head.” Cf. crack-brain “crazy fellow” (late 16c.). Earlier it was used in a slang sense “a small-time big-shot” (1883), and by medical doctors in reference to a “metallic chinking sometimes heard when percussion is made over a cavity which communicates with a bronchus.”
: my colleague’s crackpot notions
A crazy idiot; an addled fool; eccentric: He’s a crackpot about flying saucers (1883+)
- Crack root
security, jargon To defeat the security system of a Unix machine and gain root privileges thereby. The sort of thing a cracker wants to do. [Jargon File] (2010-02-04)
[krak] /kræk/ verb (used without object) 1. to break without complete separation of parts; become fissured: The plate cracked when I dropped it, but it was still usable. 2. to break with a sudden, sharp sound: The branch cracked under the weight of the snow. 3. to make a sudden, sharp sound in or as […]
[kraks-muh n] /ˈkræks mən/ noun, plural cracksmen. Slang. 1. burglar; housebreaker. /ˈkræksmən/ noun (pl) -men 1. (slang) a burglar, esp a safe-breaker
- Crack someone up
verb phrase To make someone laugh uncontrollably: neighbor that cracks me up