Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 10/18/15 Crackerjack

Crackerjack (noun, adjective)
crackerjack [krak-er-jak] Informal.


noun
1. a person or thing that shows marked ability or excellence.

adjective
2. of marked ability; exceptionally fine.

Origin: 1890-95, Americanism; earlier crackajack, rhyming compound based on crack (adj.); -a- as in blackamoor; jack in sense “chap, fellow”

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