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barrack

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noun bar·rack \ˈber-ək, -ik; ˈba-rək, -rik\

Definition of barrack

  1. 1 :  a building or set of buildings used especially for lodging soldiers in garrison

  2. 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


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barrack

verb bar·rack

Definition of barrack

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to lodge in barracks



1701

First Known Use of barrack

1701


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barrack

verb bar·rack

Definition of barrack

chiefly British

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to shout at derisively or sarcastically

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 chiefly Australian :  root, cheer —usually used with for

  5. 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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