bar·​ra ˈber-ə How to pronounce barra (audio)
plural barra also barras
: barramundi sense 1
Many of [the rivers] are full of barra, a favorite game fish, whose firm white flesh is reminiscent of fresh water bass.Malabar Hornblower, New York Times, 9 Feb. 1997
Boats anchor around the bridge pylons day and night, depending on the tides, and some quality barra have been caught.Harry Bligh, Sunday Mail (Queensland, Australia), 24 Feb. 2013

Word History


by shortening

First Known Use

1985, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of barra was in 1985

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“Barra.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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