Cracker

What does Cracker mean?

A white person

‘Cracker’ is often used as a slang term to refer to a white person and is generally used in a derogatory manner. Some suggest that it is similar to the “n-word”, but others argue that it doesn’t hold the same significance given the historical context of slavery that Black people have faced in America.

It’s believed that the origin of the term ‘Cracker’ may be linked to the practice of slaveowners “cracking” their whip to control their slaves, but this is not definitively known. This slang term is also interchangeable with the term ‘cracka’ and is akin to the term ‘honkey’.

Remember, while ‘Cracker’ is a widely used slang term, its usage can be seen as offensive and disrespectful, due to its racial undertones and its potential link to a painful period of history.

Example for using ‘Cracker’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that new movie? It was so good! πŸŽ₯

Yeah, I watched it too! I really liked the lead actor, but some people are calling him a cracker. 🍿

Oh really? Why would they say that? πŸ€”

Well, some think it’s an insult towards white people. They say it’s like the n-word, but others disagree. They think it’s not as hurtful because of the history of slavery. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ