- to shout boisterously for or against a player or team; root or jeer.
- to shout for or against.
Origin of barrack2
- a building or group of buildings for lodging soldiers, especially in garrison.
- any large, plain building in which many people are lodged.
- to lodge in barracks.
Origin of barrack1
Related Words for barracksencampment, garrison, hut, billet, camp, headquarters, quarters, dormitory, enclosure, tent, bivouac, prefab, cantonment
Examples from the Web for barracks
Contemporary Examples of barracks
Back at the barracks, police conducted a shoulder-to-shoulder “line search.”Manhunt for a Cop-Hating Pennsylvania ‘Survivalist’
September 17, 2014
The barracks is a squat building surrounded by sandbags on a side street near the city center.Ukraine’s Pro-Putin Rebels Prepare for a Last Stand
July 10, 2014
After they divided and packed their things, Meathead moved back to the barracks.Short Stories from The Daily Beast: Four Hundred Grand
July 6, 2014
The bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks coincided with an attack on a separate barracks used by French paratroopers.Iran Honors Al-Qaeda Mentor
January 15, 2014
“There was no evidence of fighters, checkpoints or buildings used as barracks for fighters,” she said.Surviving Syria’s Incendiary Bomb Attacks
Paul Adrian Raymond
December 11, 2013
Historical Examples of barracks
No one is allowed to go out of barracks and no drink is allowed to come in.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
Another post on the main, also, commanded the prisoners' barracks.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
Some have been pulled down entirely, and the site used for gaols or barracks.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
He ordered the soldier to return immediately to the barracks.My Double Life
He had moved from barracks to barracks, dragging on his brutifying military life.The Fortune of the Rougons
- a building or group of buildings used to accommodate military personnel
- any large building used for housing people, esp temporarily
- a large and bleak building
Word Origin for barracks
- 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 for barrack
plural, and usual, form of barrack (q.v.).
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.