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barrack

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[ bar-uhk ]
/ ˈbær ək /
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noun Usually barracks.
a building or group of buildings for lodging soldiers, especially in garrison.
any large, plain building in which many people are lodged.
verb (used with or without object)
to lodge in barracks.
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Origin of barrack

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1680–90; <French baraque,Middle French <Catalan barraca hut, of obscure origin

Other definitions for barrack (2 of 2)

barrack2
[ bar-uhk ]
/ ˈbær ək /
Australian British

verb (used without object)
to shout boisterously for or against a player or team; root or jeer.
verb (used with object)
to shout for or against.

Origin of barrack

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1885–90; originally Australian English, perhaps <N Ireland dialect barrack to brag

OTHER WORDS FROM barrack

bar·rack·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for barrack (1 of 2)

barrack1
/ (ˈbærək) /

verb
to house (people, esp soldiers) in barracks

British Dictionary definitions for barrack (2 of 2)

barrack2
/ (ˈbærək) /

verb British, Australian and NZ informal
to criticize loudly or shout against (a player, team, speaker, etc); jeer
(intr foll by for) to shout support (for)

Derived forms of barrack

barracker, nounbarracking, noun, adjective

Word Origin for barrack

C19: from northern Irish: to boast
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