crackerjack

crackerjack
crackerjack [krak′ər jak΄ ]
adj.
[late 19th-c. slang: extension of CRACK1, adj. + JACK (nickname)]
Slang outstanding, as in skill or ability; excellent
n.
1. Slang a person or thing of recognized excellence
2. [also C-] [occas. pl.] CRACKER JACK

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