Cracker Jack

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Proper noun[edit]

Cracker Jack

  1. A boxed snack consisting of caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts, well known for including surprise toys of nominal value.
    • 1908, Jack Norworth, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”:
      Take me out to the ball game / Take me out with the crowd / Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack / I don't care if I never get back.

Further reading[edit]


Cracker Jack (countable and uncountable, plural Cracker Jacks)

  1. (countable) One kernel of the Cracker Jack snack.
    A Cracker Jack fell to the theater floor.
  2. (uncountable) A quantity of the snack. Usually Cracker Jacks.
    He stuffed himself with Cracker Jack.

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