Definition of barbed
1 : having barbs
2 : characterized by pointed and biting criticism or sarcasm barbed witticisms
Examples of barbed in a sentence
The candidates exchanged barbed comments during the debate.
barbed satire on American academia
First Known Use of barbed
BARBED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of barbed for English Language Learners
: having a sharp point that sticks out and backward from a larger point : having a barb
: expressing criticism in an unkind and often clever way
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