barrack


1bar·rack

noun \ˈber-ək, -ik; ˈba-rək, -rik\

Definition of BARRACK

1
:  a building or set of buildings used especially for lodging soldiers in garrison
2
a :  a structure resembling a shed or barn that provides temporary housing
b :  housing characterized by extreme plainness or dreary uniformity —usually used in plural in all senses

Origin of BARRACK

French baraque hut, from Catalan barraca
First Known Use: 1686

Rhymes with BARRACK

2barrack

verb

Definition of BARRACK

transitive verb
:  to lodge in barracks

First Known Use of BARRACK

1701

3barrack

verb

Definition of BARRACK

transitive verb
chiefly British
:  to shout at derisively or sarcastically
intransitive verb
1
chiefly Australian :  root, cheer —usually used with for
2
chiefly British :  jeer, scoff
bar·rack·er noun

Origin of BARRACK

perhaps from dialect (northern Ireland) barrack to brag
First Known Use: 1887

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