- a variety of hard, crisp biscuit
- small pieces of crisply fried fat pork
Origin of cracknelMiddle English crakenelle, altered ; from Old French craquelin ; from Middle Dutch krakeling ; from kraken; akin to crack
- A hard crisp biscuit.
- cracknels Crisp bits of fried pork fat; cracklings.
Origin of cracknelMiddle English crakenele, alteration of Old French craquelin, from Middle Dutch krakelinc, small cake, from kraken, to crack; see ger&schwa;-2 in Indo-European roots.