barker

noun (1)
bark·​er | \ ˈbär-kər How to pronounce barker (audio) \

Definition of barker

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one that barks especially : a person who advertises by hawking at an entrance to a show

barker

noun (2)

Definition of barker (Entry 2 of 2)

: one that removes or prepares bark

First Known Use of barker

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of barker was in the 14th century

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“Barker.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barker. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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barker

noun
bark·​er | \ ˈbär-kər How to pronounce barker (audio) \

Kids Definition of barker

: a person who stands at the entrance to a show and tries to attract people to it

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