Meaning of CRACKED in English



Etymology: Middle English crackyd, from past participle of crakken to crack


a. : broken (as by a sharp blow) so that the surface is fissured

cracked china

b. : broken into coarse particles

cracked wheat

cracked ice

c. : marked by harsh or discordant notes or by failure to sustain tones

a cracked voice

a cracked laugh


a. : damaged, flawed

a cracked reputation

b. obsolete : bankrupt

c. : mentally disturbed : crazy ; also : intensely preoccupied : having a fixed idea : enthusiastic

• cracked·ness ˈkrak(t)nə̇s noun -es

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.