a fight or brawl.
a blunder or mistake.
a small locomotive used in mining and logging.
Movie Slang. a heavily padded cover for a camera, used to reduce the camera noise so that it will not be picked up by the sound-recording equipment.
Other definitions for Barney (2 of 2)
a male given name, form of Bernard.
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How to use barney in a sentence
The commercials began to look more like colorful barney episodes, with a club house of kids bopping to Lovin Spoonful covers of “Do You Believe in Magic.”The McDonald’s Commercials That Live in Our Minds, Rent Free | MM Carrigan | December 18, 2020 | Eater
“For a week period of time I remember being on telephone at office, at home, outside on patio—talking constantly,” barney says.
barney and others have hosted barbecues at Trilogy’s 117 locations throughout several midwestern states.
barney organized daily meetings with staffers to create new safety procedures, gather personal protective equipment and share the latest information.
This holiday season, barney will be out at Trilogy facilities.
A motley crew of former sailors led by Commodore Joshua barney mounted the only real resistance to the British.The Presidential Hopeful Obsessed With the War of 1812 | Ben Jacobs | September 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
barney is blown into some nearby rapids and the new expendables are taken as prisoners.I Am The Hague! Sylvester Stallone's 'Expendable' Wet Dream | Amy Zimmerman | August 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This week, text messages were leaked between reality star Tamra barney and her ex-husband as well as her teen daughter.
The messages have proved embarrassing to barney as she continues an ongoing custody battle.
Meanwhile, barney is living in a completely different show than his former co-patriots.The Bloated ‘HIMYM’ Finale Ends Exactly Where We Knew It Would | Amy Zimmerman | April 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They slept, or appeared to sleep, for some time; nobody stirring but barney, who rose once or twice to throw coals upon the fire.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
Oliver retained his stool by the fire; and barney, wrapped in a blanket, stretched himself on the floor, close outside the fender.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
There was a game of foot-ball just about to begin, and barney was conceded to be the best kicker for his size in all Hackerton.Harper's Young People, November 30, 1880 | Various
barney did not even wait to ask the name of his prize, but put a crew on board and bade them make all haste to Philadelphia.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
Captain barney at once signaled his merchant ships to make all haste up the bay.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
British Dictionary definitions for barney
a noisy argument
mainly Australian and NZ to argue or quarrel
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