cracky n also cracky dog, krackie EDD ~ sb1 1 'wren,'
2 'little person or thing' D; DC crackie Nfld (1895-). A small, noisy mongrel dog;
freq in phr saucy as a cracky.
1858 [LOWELL] ii, 293 A
'cracky,' in Newfoundland, is a little dog. [1894 BURKE] 83 He can bite off horse shoe
nails and twist crackeys by the tails. 1895 J A Folklore viii, 38 ~ a little dog.
1917 Christmas Echo 14 There was nothing particular about him any more than any
other dog. He was larger than an ordinary crackie, but not so large as a sporting dog.
1937 DEVINE 15 CrackieA small dog. A lap dog, lively, frisking and barking. 1966
FARIS 97 People today only keep small 'krakies,' and have killed or sold most of the
part-Husky sled dogs which once abounded. C 66-8 'Saucy as a cracky.' This is applied to
a person who usually has a saucy tongue or a person who will answer back.