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barrio

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noun bar·rio \ˈbär-ē-ˌō, ˈber-, ˈba-rē-\

Definition of barrio

plural

barrios

  1. 1 :  a ward, quarter, or district of a city or town in a Spanish-speaking country

  2. 2 :  a Spanish-speaking quarter or neighborhood in a city or town in the United States especially in the Southwest



Origin and Etymology of barrio

Spanish, from Arabic barrī of the open country, from barr outside, open country


First Known Use: 1833


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