Crack slang meaning

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Definitions include: the cleft between the buttocks.Definitions include: very early in the day.Definitions include: the cleft between the cheeks of the buttocks.Definitions include: very early in the morning.Definitions include: to become erect; "get a hard-on".Definitions include: goodDefinitions include: "happening".Definitions include: a person who does something stupid.Definitions include: tired and mentally dazed after excessive drug consumption.Definitions include: clever; cunning; wise-acre; quick witted and tricky. Definitions include: a person who acts like they are addicted to crack cocaine.Definitions include: cool, tight, etc.Definitions include: eager to.Definitions include: very early in the day.Definitions include: prefix used with an hour of the day.


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broken: a container full of cracked ice.

broken without separation of parts; fissured.

damaged; injured.

Informal. eccentric; mad; daffy: a charming person, but a bit cracked.

broken in tone, as the voice.



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Idioms about cracked

    cracked up to be, Informal. reported or reputed to be (usually used in the negative): I hear the play is not what it's cracked up to be.

Origin of cracked

First recorded in 1400–50, cracked is from the late Middle English word crachyd.See crack, -ed2



Words nearby cracked

crackberry, crackbrain, crackbrained, crack cocaine, crackdown, cracked, cracked heel, cracked heels, cracked up, cracked wheat, cracker Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use cracked in a sentence

  • This area of your face dries out easily and can become raw and cracked.

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  • It made a nuclear mess in the Antarctic, with 438 malfunctions in 10 years including a cracked and leaking containment vessel.

    The US military’s first experiment with portable nuclear reactors was short and tragic|Purbita Saha|July 22, 2021|Popular-Science

  • Maybe that’s why this call was more difficult and I ended up saying goodbye to my father with a cracked voice and wet eyes.

    Locked up in the Land of Liberty: Part III|Yariel Valdés González|July 21, 2021|Washington Blade

  • Just two days before the collapse, a pool contractor was so alarmed that he documented cracked concrete and corroded, exposed rebar in the garage, according to the Miami Herald.

    Miami Is Used to Disasters. The Surfside Collapse Felt Different|Vera Bergengruen / Surfside, Florida|June 29, 2021|Time

  • Before you crawl into your sleeping bag, slather cracked fingers and crusty knees with this extra-thick balm.

    A River Rat’s Guide to Skin Care|Heather Hansman|June 25, 2021|Outside Online

  • Trying The Macallan for the first time cracked it wide open for me in terms of how special whisky could be.

    A Whisky Connoisseur Remembers That First Sip of The Macallan||December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • Turing conceived and built a computer, the forerunner of all digital computations, that cracked the code.

    The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero|Clive Irving|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • Working with him, too, he cracked up a couple of times with what I was doing in the scene-work.

    How Carrie Preston Became The Good Wife’s Favorite Scene Stealer|Kevin Fallon|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • And then it really cracked us up that it was the mental institution that made them the monsters we know and love.

    Inside the Mind of ‘The League’s Rafi: Jason Mantzoukas and Seth Rogen on TV’s Craziest Dude|Marlow Stern|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • Inserting my key into the lock, I had just cracked the door open when a face appeared in the window.

    Inside a Hospital for the Criminally Insane|Caitlin Dickson|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • "God bless 'ee, Missy," cried the old man in the shrill cracked voice of age, as he pressed up to the carriage window.

    The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills

  • In his cracked old voice, he still paid his Grandisonian compliments to the two ladies.

    The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills

  • Just as I got there, he made it to his feet somehow and cracked their heads together exactly hard enough to bring peace.

    Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe

  • Donny recognized the high, cracked, pathetic tones which had addressed him at the station.

    A Lost Hero|Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward and Herbert D. Ward

  • Then a branch cracked sharply outside, and Watch barked out loud.

    The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner

British Dictionary definitions for cracked


damaged by cracking


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The true origin of the gaming term "cracked" had its origins from the game Apex Legends. In Apex, when you break an opponent's shield, an audible cracking noise occurs, indicating the opponent has about 100 health remaining. When Apex players would cross over to play Fortnite and play random squads, they would often shout during heated mid-game fights "He's cracked!" to indicted to teammates that the enemy has no shields, just like in Apex. The Fortnite players who did not play Apex, and were unfamiliar with the term, thought the player making the expression was giving a heat-of-the-moment complement that the opponent was very good. As time went on, more Fortnite players would start using the term "cracked" in this misunderstood context.

Player A: "He's cracked!!!"
Player B: "Yeah, that guy's pretty good."
Player A: "No, I cracked his shields!!! Don't any of you guys play Apex???"
Player B: "Sorry, all I play is Fortnite."

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While the term 'Cracked' is more often than not used to casually describe a hit/blow to the face (or other variations of being beaten the shit out of).

However, 'Cracked' is also the name of an off-color humor/satire website, as well as the less popular Cracked Magazine. The website publishes articles with obscure and enticing titles, e.g, "4 Things I Regret Doing While Drunk in The Emergency Room". As we can see, many of the articles are intended for humor. On the contrary, articles such as, "6 Terrifying Creatures That Keep Going After They're Dead" contain factual knowledge with cited sources. No humor is left out of these less trivial articles, however, as off-color comedy is slyly thrown in throughout the entire article. There's also many related forms of publishing on Cracked, including videos and forums (etc.).

John: "I'm fucking sick of dumb humor websites. They make me laugh but when I laugh I feel like George Dubya after a stroke that was treated for in a Jackson, Mississippi hospital."

Dave: "Go to Cracked! You'll laugh your ass off while learning a bunch of cool shit about life. Most of it is actually useful, so it doesn't feel like your brain cells are imploding like Sarah Palin trying to cross the Bering Strait. I stay on it for hours, it's addicting as hell bro!"

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Biggie Smalls - Ten Crack Commandments

As a rule of thumb, it is profoundly unwise to take crack-cocaine. The brain has evolved a truly vicious set of negative feedback mechanisms. Their functional effect is to stop us from being truly happy for long. Nature is cruelly parsimonious with pleasure. The initial short-lived euphoria of a reinforcer as powerful as crack will be followed by a "crash". This involves anxiety, depression, irritability, extreme fatigue and possibly paranoia. Physical health may deteriorate. An intense craving for more cocaine develops. In heavy users, stereotyped compulsive and repetitive patterns of behaviour may occur. So may tactile hallucinations of insects crawling underneath the skin ("formication"). Severe depressive conditions may follow; agitated delirium; and also a syndrome sometimes known as toxic paranoid psychosis. The neural aftereffects of chronic cocaine use include changes in monoamine metabolites and uptake transporters. There is down-regulation of dopamine D2 receptors to compensate for their drug-induced overstimulation. Thus the brain's capacity to experience pleasure is diminished.

He was a normal guy until he started smoking crack, now he is a hustler that sucks dick for $5 to buy another rock.

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'Freebased' cocaine.

What is popularly known as 'cocaine' is actually the chemical compound 'Cociane Hydrochloride'. This substance is nuetral, the 'Cocaine' part being a base and the 'Hydrochloride (Hydrochloric Acid)' being an acid. It is impossible to smoke Cocaine Hydrochloride because upon being heated, it simply decomposes.

So, some brilliant dopehead realized that the way to make it possible to smoke Cocaine is to 'free the base'. To do this, you mix 1 part cocaine and 1 part baking soda (carbonate of soda) with water. The hydrochloric acid detaches from the cocaine in order to react with the baking soda, producing water vapor and salt. Wait for the water to evaporate, and you have a 'rock' or crack, usually white, yellow, or pea-colored. You will wind up with slightly more crack than you had cocaine.

Street-crack is usually adultered and contains many chemicals in it besides freebased cocaine. To at least partially remove these chemicals, set your rock on a hard surface, heat with a lighter until melted, and then scrape off your slightly more pure crack with a razor blade when it dries.

Crack is much more addictive than cocaine, because it absorbed faster. The lungs have a much larger surface area than the mucas membrane of your nose, so immediately after taking a hit of crack, you'll get the high. It's gone almost as fast, leaving all the dopamine in your nerve synopses screaming "MORE CRACK!" You will then smoke more crack. Unless you are a millionaire, you will probably run out of crack before you die of chronically high blood-plasma levels, so you will most likely start off by selling all your clothes and your house, before resorting to crime and prostitution in order to get a fix.

Have fun, kids.

In a famous study, a chimpanzee hit a lever to get a hit of crack. After the second hit, he had to hit the lever twice for a single hit. After that, four times, and after that, eight times. The chimpanzee eventually hit the lever over 30,000 times for a single hit of crack. Then he died.

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Otherwise known as crack-cocaine, this illegal drug is a mixture of two parts cocaine and one part baking soda. This chemical process reverts the powder-cocaine mkaing process by one step, producing a smokable form of the naturally found alkaloid cocaine. Because of its nature as an inhalable substance, the high is quicker and more intense, leading to a larger number of addicts. In present society, it is considered to be much more distasteful to use crack-cocaine then powder-cocaine as crack is mainly viewed as a drug for poor people whereas powder cocaine is used by a richer constituancy. Contrary to popular belief, crack-cocaine is not freebase cocaine. Freebase cocaine is a mixture of cocaine, ether, and other dangerous and combustable materials. Baking soda was replaced as the ingredient in the 1980's to make production easier and less dangerous. Either way, crack and freebase cocaine produce the same smokable form of the drug.

crack-cocaine is usually found in poor black neighborhoodsin the ghettowhereas powder-cocaine is found in rich white suburban neighborhoods.

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Meaning crack slang


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verb (used without object)

to break without complete separation of parts; become fissured: The plate cracked when I dropped it, but it was still usable.

to break with a sudden, sharp sound: The branch cracked under the weight of the snow.

to make a sudden, sharp sound in or as if in breaking; snap: The whip cracked.

(of the voice) to break abruptly and discordantly, especially into an upper register, as because of weariness or emotion.

to fail; give way: His confidence cracked under the strain.

to succumb or break down, especially under severe psychological pressure, torture, or the like: They questioned him steadily for 24 hours before he finally cracked.

Chemistry. to decompose as a result of being subjected to heat.

Chiefly South Midland and Southern brag; boast.

Chiefly chat; gossip.

verb (used with object)

to cause to make a sudden sharp sound: The driver cracked the whip.

to break without complete separation of parts; break into fissures.

to break with a sudden, sharp sound: to crack walnuts.

to strike and thereby make a sharp noise: The boxer cracked his opponent on the jaw.

to induce or cause to be stricken with sorrow or emotion; affect deeply.

to utter or tell: to crack jokes.

to cause to make a cracking sound: to crack one's knuckles.

to damage, weaken, etc.: The new evidence against him cracked his composure.

to make mentally unsound.

to make (the voice) harsh or unmanageable.

to solve; decipher: to crack a murder case.

Informal. to break into (a safe, vault, etc.).

Chemistry. to subject to the process of cracking, as in the distillation of petroleum.

Informal. to open and drink (a bottle of wine, liquor, beer, etc.).


a break without complete separation of parts; fissure.

a slight opening, as between boards in a floor or wall, or between a door and its doorpost.

a sudden, sharp noise, as of something breaking.

the snap of or as of a whip.

a resounding blow: He received a terrific crack on the head when the branch fell.

Informal. a witty or cutting remark; wisecrack.

a break or change in the flow or tone of the voice.

Informal. opportunity; chance; try: Give him first crack at the new job.

a flaw or defect.

Also called rock. Slang. pellet-size pieces of highly purified cocaine, prepared with other ingredients for smoking, and known to be especially potent and addicting.

Masonry. check1 (def. 44).

a mental defect or deficiency.

a shot, as with a rifle: At the first crack, the deer fell.

a moment; instant: He was on his feet again in a crack.

Slang. a burglary, especially an instance of housebreaking.

Chiefly British. a person or thing that excels in some respect.

Slang: Vulgar. the vulva.

Chiefly Scot.conversation; chat.

BritishDialect. boasting; braggadocio.

Archaic. a burglar.


first-rate; excellent: a crack shot.


with a cracking sound.

Verb Phrases

crack down,to take severe or stern measures, especially in enforcing obedience to laws or regulations: The police are starting to crack down on local drug dealers.

crack off,to cause (a piece of hot glass) to fall from a blowpipe or punty.

crack on,Nautical.
  1. (of a sailing vessel) to sail in high winds under sails that would normally be furled.
  2. (of a power vessel) to advance at full speed in heavy weather.
crack up,Informal.
  1. to suffer a mental or emotional breakdown.
  2. to crash, as in an automobile or airplane: He skidded into the telephone pole and cracked up.
  3. to wreck an automobile, airplane, or other vehicle.
  4. to laugh or to cause to laugh unrestrainedly: That story about the revolving door really cracked me up. Ed cracked up, too, when he heard it.



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Idioms about crack

    crack a book, Informal. to open a book in order to study or read: He hardly ever cracked a book.

    crack a smile, Informal. to smile.

    crack wise, Slang. to wisecrack: We tried to be serious, but he was always cracking wise.

    fall through the cracks, to be overlooked, missed, or neglected: In any inspection process some defective materials will fall through the cracks.Also slip between the cracks.

    get cracking, Informal.
    1. to begin moving or working; start: Let's get cracking on these dirty dishes!
    2. to work or move more quickly.

Origin of crack

before 1000; Middle English crak(k)en (v.), crak (noun), Old English cracian to resound; akin to German krachen,Dutch kraken (v.), and German Krach,Dutch krak (noun)



Words nearby crack

crabstick, crab tree, crabwise, crabwood, CRAC, crack, cracka, crack a book, crack a bottle, crackajack, crack a joke Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Words related to crack

rift, fissure, chip, gap, split, fracture, breach, hole, chink, explosion, stroke, noise, shot, burst, chop, splinter, crash, injure, damage, pop

How to use crack in a sentence

  • It began a crack down on the conspiracy group in July, when it banned thousands of accounts that had been spreading baseless BS which Twitter said had “the potential to lead to offline harm”.

    Twitter tightens account security for political candidates ahead of US election|Natasha Lomas|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch

  • It also introduced rules meant to crack down on the spread of misinformation through these more private networks.

    Facebook tries to clean up Groups with new policies|Sarah Perez|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch

  • The separation of phenomena by length, as quantified by the renormalization group, has allowed scientists to move gradually from big to small over the centuries, rather than cracking all scales at once.

    How Mathematical ‘Hocus-Pocus’ Saved Particle Physics|Charlie Wood|September 17, 2020|Quanta Magazine

  • By midmonth, the state had recorded possibly the hottest temperature ever measured on earth — 130 degrees in Death Valley — and an otherworldly storm of lightning had cracked open the sky.

    Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration|by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut|September 15, 2020|ProPublica

  • So in order to crack the live-streaming commerce market in the west, he said there had to be a strong, trusted point of view to stand out.

    ‘Our goal is to become a massive marketplace’: NTWRK is bringing livestream commerce to a younger generation|Kayleigh Barber|September 14, 2020|Digiday

  • We see a system that will indict a 20-year-old for selling crack but not a police officer for choking the life out of a citizen.

    Bobby Shmurda and Rap’s Ultimate Hoop Dream|Rawiya Kameir|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • “The crack baby myth is being recapitulated in terms of NAS,” Sunderlin said.

    States Slap Pregnant Women With Harsher Jail Sentences|Emily Shire|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • The night before he bought a lot of crack-cocaine on credit with no way to pay, intending to kill himself after smoking.

    A Million Ways to Die in Prison|Daniel Genis|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • Of course, nobody could have foreseen that the floor would begin to crack.

    I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal|Olivia Nuzzi|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • The door opened a crack and for a second I was tempted to give in again.

    Hell Hath No Fury Like Valerie Trierweiler, the French President’s Ex|Lizzie Crocker|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • This was a hard nut to crack, if his past were not to be ruthlessly severed from Angel's by a word.

    Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson

  • There was no fight in his men; they ran like a pack of frightened coyotes at the first crack of a gun.

    The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn

  • Here, said Toby, as the young Jew placed some fragments of food and a bottle upon the table, Success to the crack!

    Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens

  • There is always something doing there, and I opened the door a crack to hear what was under discussion.

    The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd

  • Should the coating crack at the knee or elbow joints, it is merely necessary to retouch it slightly at those places.

    The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun;|Various

British Dictionary definitions for crack


to break or cause to break without complete separation of the partsthe vase was cracked but unbroken

to break or cause to break with a sudden sharp sound; snapto crack a nut

to make or cause to make a sudden sharp soundto crack a whip

to cause (the voice) to change tone or become harsh or (of the voice) to change tone, esp to a higher register; break

informalto fail or cause to fail

to yield or cause to yieldto crack under torture

(tr)to hit with a forceful or resounding blow

(tr)to break into or force opento crack a safe

(tr)to solve or decipher (a code, problem, etc)

(tr)informalto tell (a joke, etc)

to break (a molecule) into smaller molecules or radicals by the action of heat, as in the distillation of petroleum

(tr)to open (esp a bottle) for drinkinglet's crack another bottle

(intr)Scot and Northern Englishdialectto chat; gossip

(tr)informalto achieve (esp in the phrase crack it)

(tr)Australianinformalto find or catchto crack a wave in surfing

crack a smileinformalto break into a smile

crack hardyorcrack heartyAustralian and NZinformalto disguise one's discomfort, etc; put on a bold front

crack the whipinformalto assert one's authority, esp to put people under pressure to work harder


a sudden sharp noise

a break or fracture without complete separation of the two partsa crack in the window

a narrow opening or fissure

informala resounding blow

a physical or mental defect; flaw

a moment or specific instantthe crack of day

a broken or cracked tone of voice, as a boy's during puberty

(often foll by at)informalan attempt; opportunity to tryhe had a crack at the problem

slanga gibe; wisecrack; joke

slanga person that excels

Scot and Northern Englishdialecta talk; chat

slanga processed form of cocaine hydrochloride used as a stimulant. It is highly addictive

Also: craicinformal, mainlyIrishfun; informal entertainmentthe crack was great in here last night

obsolete, slanga burglar or burglary

crack of dawn
  1. the very instant that the sun rises
  2. very early in the morning

a fair crack of the whipinformala fair chance or opportunity

crack of doomdoomsday; the end of the world; the Day of Judgment


(prenominal)slangfirst-class; excellenta crack shot

See also crack down, crack on, crack up

Word Origin for crack

Old English cracian; related to Old High German krahhōn, Dutch kraken, Sanskrit gárjati he roars

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with crack

In addition to the idioms beginning with crack

  • crack a book
  • crack a bottle
  • crack a joke
  • crack a smile
  • crack down
  • cracked up
  • crack of dawn
  • crack the whip
  • crack up

also see:

  • by jove (cracky)
  • fall between the cracks
  • get cracking
  • hard nut to crack
  • have a crack at
  • make a crack
  • not all it's cracked up to be
  • paper over (the cracks)

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.



Look up crack in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

Crack frequently refers to:

Crack may also refer to:

Art, entertainment, and media[edit]


  • Crack, or (craic, Irish), Scottish, Northern English and Irish slang for 'fun', 'joke', 'gossip', or 'mood'.
  • Crack, slang for Intergluteal cleft

Gaining entry[edit]

  • Safe cracking, the process of opening a safe without the combination or the key


  • Crack (password software), a UNIX/Linux password hacking program for systems administrators
  • Software cracking, a computer program that modifies other software to remove or disable features usually related to digital rights management
  • No-disc crack, software to circumvent Compact Disc and DVD copy protection
  • Password cracking, the process of recovering passwords from data stored in or transmitted by a computer system
  • Security hacker, cracking a system to gain unauthorized access (sometimes mislabeled as "hacking")

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Topics referred to by the same term


Now discussing:

"Crack" as a positive noun?

There's one positive adjective crack and one more complicated noun and adjective crack.

The adjective crack referring to the highly-skilled is already noted.

The other is partly noted, but not quite correct.

Some time ago, crak was mostly negative, and meant boasting. From this we have Shakespeare's insulting use in "King John":

What craker is this same that deafs our ears With this abundance of superfluous breath?

Now, this word largely then mutated in two different ways that resulted in two different folk-etymologies.

One route took cracker to the Americas where it became a general insult (much as bastard is used as a general insult making no genuine claim as to the marital status of the subject's parents). Then it became an insult used primarily by people of English birth or descent to describe people descended from the Scottish planters in Ulster (those who are now called "Scots-Irish" in America). Later it became an insult used by African-Americans for relatively poor white people. The folk etymologies arose that it came either from "cracked corn" or from the "crack" of a whip during the time of slavery in the US.

The other route it took was to develop a more positive connotation throughout England to be about the sort of boasting that one might make good-naturedly during a night of revelry and fun. From there it spread to Ireland, and largely (but not entirely) died out in England. It developed an adjective form, so we might not just talk about going out "for the crack" but of a night out having been "good crack".

It was borrowed into Irish, and in the 1970s within the Irish language the spelling craic began being used, displacing the more direct borrowing crack. This became popular in pub signs promising craic agus ceol ("crack and music") or more to the point of the establishment's business craic, ceol agus ol ("crack, music and beer"). These signs did their job of persuading people to part with punts - and more so with pounds and dollars - to the point where craic was re-borrowed back into Hiberno-English with that spelling often used in Ireland even in English.

This led to the folk-etymology which claims that the word is of Irish origin, when it's actually the other way around, with the Irish use of the word being a borrowing from English.

But anyway, it's the other form of crack that might be informing the Spanish you cite.


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