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barb

noun

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an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings
  • delivered one last barb to his ex-girlfriend as he stalked away

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The first known use of barb was in the 14th century

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“Barb.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/barb. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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