1. (UK Und.) the backside.
|Canting Academy (2nd edn).|
|Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Cracker, c. an Arse.|
|New Canting Dict.|
|, , ,||Universal Etym. Eng. Dict.|
|, ,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
2. (S.Afr.) in pl., sheep-skin trousers.
|C.G.H. Literary Gazetter 2 Sept. 238: Old Crackers alias leather breeches.|
|Autobiog. of Sir Harry Smith II 348: You [...] would laugh to see our motley group, with every costume of a mean kind [...] the 72nd’s men with crackers.|
|Kloof and Karroo 199: Klaus looked pretty well ‘baked’ even in his old leather ‘crackers’.|
|Africanderisms 131: Crackers Trousers of prepared sheep-skin, largely used in the early days by the settlers, and so named because of the cracking noise which they made at every move of the wearer.|