Definition of crackerjack in English:

crackerjack

adjective

North American
informal
  • Exceptionally good.

    ‘a crackerjack eye surgeon’
    • ‘That community came in handy when the songwriter needed a crackerjack band.’
    • ‘It should be a crackerjack show with entertainment of the crowd the main priority.’
    • ‘And the band, well, you'll not find a crackerjack band like this on many stages.’
    • ‘There are the trademark Tarantino touches like the pop culture references and crackerjack dialogue.’
    • ‘The good thing about Tom Fontana, creator of this crackerjack show, is that he always avoids the obvious conclusion.’
    • ‘Along with a crackerjack game of bowls, the afternoon will feature raffles, prizes and show bags.’
    • ‘Coming at it fresh will preserve its near-perfect crackerjack comic timing.’
    • ‘And this is what my late advisor Jack Thomas would have called a crackerjack piece.’
    • ‘It would also require assembling and developing a crackerjack team.’
    • ‘Abetted by moody cinematography and crackerjack editing, it moves like a shot.’
    • ‘Best of all, Germany's crackerjack Ensemble Modern played the luminous score with extraordinary virtuosity.’
    • ‘Groomed for a military career, Boulogne became a crackerjack equestrian, swordsman, and sportsman.’
    • ‘But it is a series for everyone interested in a crackerjack thriller with a knockout ending.’
    • ‘His Las Vegas-style lounge stylings were supported by a crackerjack band featuring a stellar four-piece horn section.’
    • ‘Along the way, we, as a bunch of guys, have acquired a few crackerjack insights that I'm glad to pass along.’
    • ‘CJ must deal with a disgruntled General and her scene sizzles with crackerjack writing.’
    • ‘The two leads give crackerjack performances, their timing, dynamism and interaction almost flawless.’
    • ‘That should again be the case this evening, so fans will surely be in for a crackerjack encounter.’
    • ‘The corporations always have a battalion of crackerjack lawyers to defend themselves.’
    • ‘The rest of the series struggles to reach the premiere's giddy sense of crackerjack timing.’
    expert, skilled, skilful, masterly, virtuoso, master, consummate, proficient, accomplished, talented, gifted, adept, adroit, deft, dexterous, able, good, competent, capable, efficient, experienced, seasoned, trained, practised
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noun

North American
informal
  • An exceptionally good person or thing.

    ‘this turbo diesel ambulance is a crackerjack’
    • ‘Fail-Safe was and remains a real crackerjack of a film.’
    • ‘‘He ought to have a crackerjack of a speech,’ former President Ford says simply.’
    • ‘All in all, a crackerjack of a race is guaranteed.’
    • ‘At 5-1 third-favourite, Proudwings represents great each-way value in what promises to be a crackerjack of a race.’
    • ‘The other five are all potential crackerjacks and it is a contest which is going to answer a lot of questions.’
    • ‘Rugby fans can expect one crackerjack of a game this evening.’
    • ‘We are shown early on that he's a crackerjack with the pistol.’
    • ‘The movie is pure crackerjack: Not a single scene fails to push the plot forward.’
    • ‘The boy's uncle described his nephew as naughty, like his father, but a crackerjack in school.’
    genius, expert, master, master hand, artist, maestro, prodigy, marvel, adept, past master, specialist, skilled person, professional, doyen, authority, veteran
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Pronunciation

crackerjack

/ˈkrakədʒak/