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cracker +‎ box, suggesting a square package of biscuits.


crackerbox (plural crackerboxes)

  1. (US, Canada, sometimes derogatory) An uncomfortably small and boxy house or car.
    • 2007 October 21, Lawrence Ulrich, “Attractive, Yes, if Not for Its Looks”, in New York Times[1]:
      It’s the same with the Subaru Impreza WRX. With apologies to its zealous owners — their vision was apparently too clouded by speed to notice — the original WRX was one of the homeliest cars around, a budget crackerbox in a high-performance Halloween costume.