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barrack

noun bar·rack \ ˈber-ək , -ik ; ˈba-rək , -rik \

Definition of barrack

1 :a building or set of buildings used especially for lodging soldiers in garrison
2 a :a structure resembling a shed or barn that provides temporary housing
b :housing characterized by extreme plainness or dreary uniformity usually used in plural in all senses

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Origin and Etymology of barrack

French baraque hut, from Catalan barraca

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barrack

verb

Definition of barrack

transitive verb
:to lodge in barracks

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First Known Use of barrack

1701


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barrack

verb

Definition of barrack

transitive verb
chiefly British
:to shout at derisively or sarcastically
intransitive verb
1 chiefly Australia :root, cheer usually used with for
2 chiefly British :jeer, scoff

barracker

noun

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Origin and Etymology of barrack

perhaps from dialect (northern Ireland) barrack to brag

British Definition of BARRACK

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barrack

verb

British Definition of barrack

chiefly British
intransitive verb

BARRACK Defined for Kids

barrack

noun bar·rack \ ˈber-ək , -ik \

Definition of barrack for Students

:a building or group of buildings in which soldiers live usually used in pl.

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