- to shout boisterously for or against a player or team; root or jeer.
- to shout for or against.
Origin of barrack2
- to house (people, esp soldiers) in barracks
- to criticize loudly or shout against (a player, team, speaker, etc); jeer
- (intr foll by for) to shout support (for)
Word Origin and History for barracker
1680s, "temporary hut for soldiers during a siege," from French barraque, from Spanish barraca (mid-13c. in Medieval Latin) "soldier's tent," literally "cabin, hut," perhaps from barro "clay, mud," which is probably of Celt-Iberian origin. Meaning "permanent building for housing troops" (usually in plural) is attested from 1690s.