Crackerjacks

crackerjack

[krak-er-jak] Informal.
noun
1.
a person or thing that shows marked ability or excellence.
adjective
2.
of marked ability; exceptionally fine.
Also, crackajack.


Origin:
1890–95, Americanism; earlier crackajack, rhyming compound based on crack (adj.); -a- as in blackamoor; jack1 in sense “chap, fellow”

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crackerjack (ˈkrækəˌdʒæk)
 
adj
1.  excellent
 
n
2.  a person or thing of exceptional quality or ability
 
[C20: changed from crack (first-class) + jack1 (man)]

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