a crisp, salted cracker.

1905–10, Americanism; salt1 + -ine2 Unabridged
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saltine definition

  1. n.
    a white person. (A play on a kind of salted white cracker [biscuit]. A cracker is a derogatory term for a white person.) : What are those saltines doing in this neighborhood?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
Peel off the casing, heat, and pop it on top of saltine crackers.
But beware if you ask ahead of time that all you will be able to serve is a lemon wedge and a saltine.
Panelists were given deionized water and unsalted saltine crackers between samples for palate cleansing.
Saltine toffee is crazy delicious, and ridiculously easy to put together.
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