barrack 2 [ bar- uh k] Australian British WORD ORIGIN verb (used without object) to shout boisterously for or against a player or team; root or jeer. Origin of barrack 2 1885–90;
N Ireland dialect barrack
brag Related forms bar·rack·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for barracker verb to house (people, esp soldiers) in barracks 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, noun barracking, noun, adjective Word Origin for barrack
C19: from northern Irish: to boast
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Word Origin and History for barracker n.
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.
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