Definition of barney
- You might have a barney with your husband over his inability to find your jokes funny but actually resorting to punching, kicking or lifting a weapon is beyond me.
- —Elaine C. Smith, Sunday Mail, 31 July 2005
- She accused him of knocking her front teeth out in a barney, while admitting that more often than not she initiated the punch-ups.
- —David Bennun, The Guardian (London), 17 Sept. 1999