—noun Southern U.S. (chiefly South Atlantic States) .
- Usually Disparaging and Offensive. a term used to refer to a white man.
disparaging term among U.S. blacks for "white person," especially a poor one, 1790, apparently from an African language; cf. mbakara "master" in Efik, a language of the Ibibio people of southern Nigeria.
"Marginalized and without demand for their labor, poor whites bore up under rude epithets—crackers, white trash, po buckra."
- Arlie Russell Hochschild, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right