crackerass

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cracker +‎ -ass. Likely from Georgia Cracker.

Noun[edit]

crackerass (plural crackerasses)

  1. (offensive, derogatory, ethnic slur) A contemptible white person
    • 1974, Jack Olsen, Alphabet Jackson: a novel, link
      New Orleans holds us on downs, and Malley goes in to punt and that little crackerass No. 28 slices through and blocks it.
    • 1989, Windsor Chorlton, Rites of sacrifice, link
      If that crackerass wants to get in touch, tell him I can't be located.
    • 1989, Analog science fiction/science fact: Volume 109, Issues 10-13, link
      Those crackerass bureaucrats in the Pentagon don't care how good it works, they just want to go on using them crappy old machines they built their own selves."

Adjective[edit]

crackerass (comparative more crackerass, superlative most crackerass)

  1. (derogatory) Relating to the negative attributes of a white person
    • 2002, Suzan-Lori Parks, Topdog/underdog, page 27
      Dressing up like some crackerass white man, some dead president and letting people shoot at you sounds like a hustle to me.
    • 2006, Will Kaufman, The Civil War in American culture, page 72
      Booth Dressing up like some crackerass white man, some dead president and letting people shoot at you sounds like a hustle to me.
    • 2012, Les Standiford, Bone Key, page 65
      It might have been ruled an accident, except for the fact that it had happened in a crackerass town in rural Georgia, and that Russell had thrown off his gloves at one point and used his bare fists to continue the process.