Origin of barker1
Origin of barker2
Related Words for barkerraconteur, orator, debater, lecturer, spokeswoman, mouthpiece, speechmaker, braggart, announcer, conversationalist, windbag, spokesman, spokesperson, blowhard, bragger, gossip, commentator, gasbag, bigmouth
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Contemporary Examples of barker
“I definitely think she has the potential,” Barker told PEOPLE in March.The Famous Parents Modeling Club
May 28, 2014
Barker: When reality TV became popular, the public began thinking of documentaries as entertainment.
Barker: We showed the film to [Cannes director] Thierry Frémaux, who was in L.A.
Barker: Also, the Sundance Film Festival has proved key to exposing people to so many quality documentaries.
Barker: I think that Woody was also surprised that Blue Jasmine did as well as it did because it was so dark.
Historical Examples of barker
So help me, if I had had a barker I'd have fired a shot across your bows.'Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
"It's Mr. Barker," exclaimed one of the ladies, regarding me brightly.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
Sea captains and ship owners were Stone & Barker's best customers.Keziah Coffin
Joseph C. Lincoln
"The plundering was shameful," says Lieutenant Barker indignantly.
On the fifth of May Lieutenant Barker records the discovery of a "most shocking" plot.
"noisy fellow," late 15c., agent noun from bark (v.). Specific sense of "loud assistant in an auction, store, or show" is from 1690s.