[ bahr-uh-bahr-uh ]

  1. an Alaskan or north Siberian semisubterranean house built of sod or turf.

Origin of barabara

1865–70, Americanism;<dialectal Russian barabóra; further origin uncertain

Words Nearby barabara Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use barabara in a sentence

  • They camped in a barabara where white men had slept a few nights before, and heard their own language spoken by native tongues.

  • He is equally at ease in the barabara and in the palace-like homes of the rich when he visits the large cities of the world.

    Alaska | Ella Higginson