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Crackpot   /krˈækpˌɑt/   Listen
Crackpot

noun
1.
A whimsically eccentric person.  Synonyms: crank, fruitcake, nut, nut case, screwball.






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"Crackpot" Quotes from Famous Books



... and time travelers simply don't understand, though to be so blind it seems to me that they have to overlook much of the history of the Last War and of the subsequent years, especially the mushrooming of crackpot cults with a murder tinge: the werewolf gangs, the Berserkers and Amuckers, the revival of Shiva worship and the Black Mass, the machine wreckers, the kill-the-killers movements, the new witchcraft, the Unholy Creepers, the Unconsciousers, the radioactive blue gods and rocket devils of the Atomites, ...
— The Night of the Long Knives • Fritz Reuter Leiber



Words linked to "Crackpot" :   crank, flake, screwball, eccentric person, geek, oddball, eccentric, nut, fruitcake



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