barrack

2
[ bar-uh k ]
/ 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

2
1885–90; orig. Australian English, perhaps < N Ireland dialect barrack to brag

Related forms

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

barrack

1
/ (ˈbærək) /

verb

to house (people, esp soldiers) in barracks

British Dictionary definitions for barracker (2 of 2)

barrack

2
/ (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

barracker, nounbarracking, noun, adjective

Word Origin for barrack

C19: from northern Irish: to boast
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