[ bahr-kee ]

adjective,bark·i·er, bark·i·est.
  1. consisting of, containing, or covered with bark.

  2. resembling bark.

Origin of barky

First recorded in 1580–90; bark2 + -y1

Words Nearby barky Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use barky in a sentence

  • All is clear ahead, for if any of those ugly seas were to break on board, it might play havoc with the barky.

    Sunshine Bill | W H G Kingston
  • Now, I've shifted to a dandy wind-jammer of sorts that can run rings round the old barky.

    The Green Mummy | Fergus Hume
  • Did you observe how the old barky jumped out of the way of those rovers in the cutter?

    Homeward Bound | James Fenimore Cooper
  • We must get a few fathom away before the old barky makes her last plunge, Lowe.

    The Ruined Cities of Zululand | Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  • The boat was at the davits, the helm was up, and the old barky squared away for China.

    Ned Myers | James Fenimore Cooper