noun, plural bar·neys.
- an argument.
- a prizefight.
- a fight or brawl.
- a blunder or mistake.
Origin of barney
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Examples from the Web for barney
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|DAILY BEAST
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.
You know how the entire ninth season has been about Robin and Barney's wedding?
Robin and Barney date and breakup, and Barney returns to his womanizing ways.Everything You Need to Know About 'How I Met Your Mother'|Chancellor Agard|March 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Quite right, Barney," said Dick again, his voice steady and even.The Doctor|Ralph Connor
"Just one thing about that still bothers me a little, doctor," Barney said candidly.Gone Fishing|James H. Schmitz
The slight noise in that quiet room sounded to Barney's ears like the fall of a brick wall.The Mad King|Edgar Rice Burroughs
Five minutes, Barney, Oldmeadow whispered, as he went past them.
Barney, he said, what I wanted to say is this: All that you feel is true; Im sure of it.
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Word Origin for barney
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Word Origin and History for barney
1859, British slang, "lark, spree, rough enjoyment," of uncertain origin. Later also "a fixed prize-fight."