barker

1
[ bahr-ker ]
/ ˈbɑr kər /

noun

an animal or person that barks.
a person who stands before a theater, carnival sideshow, or the like, calling out its attractions to passers-by.

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Origin of barker

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First recorded in 1350–1400, barker is from the Middle English word berker, berkar. See bark1, -er1

Definition for barker (2 of 2)

barker2
[ bahr-ker ]
/ ˈbɑr kər /

noun

a person or thing that removes bark from trees.
a person or thing that prepares bark for tanning.

Origin of barker

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1375–1425, earlier as surname; late Middle English. See bark2 (v.), -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for barker (1 of 3)

barker1
/ (ˈbɑːkə) /

noun

an animal or person that barks
a person who stands at a show, fair booth, etc, and loudly addresses passers-by to attract customers

British Dictionary definitions for barker (2 of 3)

barker2
/ (ˈbɑːkə) /

noun

a person or machine that removes bark from trees or logs or prepares it for tanning

British Dictionary definitions for barker (3 of 3)

Barker
/ (ˈbɑːkə) /

noun

George (Granville). 1913–91, British poet: author of Calamiterror (1937) and The True Confession of George Barker (1950)
Howard . born 1946, British playwright: his plays include Claw (1975), The Castle (1985), A Hard Heart (1992), and 13 Objects (2003)
Ronnie, full name Ronald William George Barker . 1929–2005, British comedian: known esp for his partnership with Ronnie Corbett (born 1930) in the TV series The Two Ronnies (1971–85)
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