Definition of barrio
1 : a ward, quarter, or district of a city or town in a Spanish-speaking country
2 : a Spanish-speaking quarter or neighborhood in a city or town in the U.S. especially in the Southwest
Recent Examples of barrio from the Web
The package also includes a one-night stay at the Singular Hotel Santiago in Santiago's vibrant Lastarria barrio.
Barrios recorded three assists last week to lead Dallas to a 6-2 win over Real Salt Lake.
Yet no group has been tested quite like Venezuela’s classical musicians, who for years have been drawn from the country’s working-class barrios.
That’s because this filmic triptych set in the impoverished, drug-dependent barrios of Puerto Rico eschews emotional dimension for visceral actions and thematic wallops.
Oceanside High is a school hard by a barrio that’s known as gang territory.
In the home at El barrio de Jesus María, Diandro’s Aunt Elena Rodriguez, her son Fabio and her spouse Eduardo Torres live downstairs.
So in the wake of S.B.1070, Puente adopted a new organizing strategy, setting up neighborhood defense committees, or comités del barrio, throughout Maricopa County.
Barrios, 51, of Derby, works for a septic system cleaning and maintenance company.
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Origin and Etymology of barrio
Spanish, from Arabic barrī of the open country, from barr outside, open country
First Known Use: 1833See Words from the same year
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