Dictionary.com

barabara

[ bahr-uh-bahr-uh ]
/ ˌbɑr əˈbɑr ə /
Save This Word!

noun
an Alaskan or north Siberian semisubterranean house built of sod or turf.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of barabara

1865–70, Americanism;<dialectal Russian barabóra; further origin uncertain
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

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
FEEDBACK