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Barry

[bar-ee] /ˈbær i/
noun
1.
Sir Charles, 1795–1860, English architect.
2.
John, 1745–1803, American naval commander in the Revolution.
3.
Leonora Marie Kearney ("Mother Lake") 1849–1930, U.S. labor leader and social activist, born in Ireland.
4.
Philip, 1896–1949, U.S. playwright.
5.
a male given name: from an Irish word meaning “spear.”.
Can be confused
Barry, berry, bury.
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  • Barry entered the army under the most terrific pressure only.

    Ridgeway Scian Dubh
  • Barry must die; but what shall I profit by killing him if I kill this woman also?

    Ridgeway Scian Dubh
  • At the mention of the name "Darcy," Barry sprang to his feet!

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  • Most of Barry Cornwall's and Mrs. Heman's songs are written in it.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • "Don't let her kid you, Barry," advised Cousin Jim, delving into his lobster.

    The Innocent Adventuress Mary Hastings Bradley
British Dictionary definitions for Barry

barry

/ˈbærɪ/
noun
1.
(Austral, slang) a mistake or blunder; a disappointing performance
Word Origin
rhyming slang for shocker

Barry1

/ˈbærɪ/
noun
1.
a port in SE Wales, in Vale of Glamorgan county borough on the Bristol Channel. Pop: 50 661 (2001)

Barry2

noun
1.
(ˈbærɪ). Sir Charles. 1795–1860, English architect: designer of the Houses of Parliament in London
2.
(French) (bari). Comtesse du. See du Barry
3.
John, real name John Barry Prendergast. 1933–2011, British composer of film scores, including several for films in the James Bond series
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