Crackpot


Definition of crackpot : one given to eccentric or lunatic notions

If the guy out in the woods with the Michigan Militia is a real estate negotiator, instead of some crackpot, and has a normal life, that’s unnerving. You don’t want to think it’s as normal as the guy next door, hedging his lawn. It’s easier to demonize or separate them off from ‘us.’ –Michael Moore

British slang.  First known use of crackpot, 1883. “mentally unbalanced person,” 1898, probably from crack (v.) + pot (n.1) in a slang sense of “head.” Compare crack-brain “crazy fellow” (late 16c.). 

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Examples of crackpot in a Sentence

Some crackpot in a clown suit is out there directing traffic. everyone is tolerant of the town crackpot, a man who never hurt anyone

Synonyms

  • character,  codger, crack, crackbrain, crank, eccentric, flake, fruitcake, head case, kook, nut, nutcase, nutter, oddball, oddity, screwball, weirdo, zany

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And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you. Ahh . . . an educated man. Well, you’re not as stupid as you look. Don’t quote Nietzsche at me, kid. That German crackpot wouldn’t know a real monster if it bit him on the ass. – Larry Correia

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The world is full of them:  Obsessed Bird; Fragments of the Unhinged; Grief ~ a crown cinquainGovernment?; SONNET 29: PHALLIC POWER; The crazy -cracy words!; Gleefully Unhinged; Struggling to Be; Unmasked; Musings; lost souls

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