crack etymology

English word crack comes from Proto-Indo-European *gar-, and later Proto-Germanic *krakōną (To crack; crackle; shriek.)

Detailed word origin of crack

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gar- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*grā- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*krakōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To crack; crackle; shriek.
ċircian Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
craken Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
crack English (eng) (Cumbria, elsewhere throughout the North of the UK) a meaningful chat.. (Internet slang) Extremely silly, absurd or off-the-wall ideas or prose.. (Northern England, Scotland, Ireland) Business/events/news. (Northern England, Scotland, Ireland) Conviviality; fun; good conversation, chat, gossip, or humorous storytelling; good company.. (archaic) A crazy or crack-brained person.. (archaic) A [...]