Definition of crackerjack in English:



North American
  • Exceptionally good.

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

    ‘this turbo diesel ambulance is a crackerjack’
    • ‘Rugby fans can expect one crackerjack of a game this evening.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The movie is pure crackerjack: Not a single scene fails to push the plot forward.’
    • ‘We are shown early on that he's a crackerjack with the pistol.’
    • ‘The other five are all potential crackerjacks and it is a contest which is going to answer a lot of questions.’
    • ‘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 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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