noun bar·rio \ˈbär-ē-ˌō, ˈber-, ˈba-rē-\

Definition of barrio



  1. 1 :  a ward, quarter, or district of a city or town in a Spanish-speaking country

  2. 2 :  a Spanish-speaking quarter or neighborhood in a city or town in the U.S. especially in the Southwest

Origin and Etymology of barrio

Spanish, from Arabic barrī of the open country, from barr outside, open country

First Known Use: 1833

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