verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of barnstorm
Related Words for barnstormernavigator, flier, pilot, passenger, tourist, commuter, adventurer, migrant, sailor, pilgrim, hiker, star, artist, character, clown, player, villain, comedian, entertainer, performer
Word Origin for barnstorm
1815, in reference to a theatrical troupe's performances in upstate New York barns (usually featuring short action pieces to suit vulgar tastes); extended 1896 to electioneering, 1928 to itinerant airplane pilots who performed stunts at fairs and races. Related: Barnstormed; barnstorming.