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barracoon

[ bar-uh-koon ]

noun

  1. (formerly) a place of temporary confinement for slaves or convicts.


barracoon

/ ˌbærəˈkuːn /

noun

  1. (formerly) a temporary place of confinement for slaves or convicts, esp those awaiting transportation


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Word History and Origins

Origin of barracoon1

1850–55, Americanism; < Spanish barracón, equivalent to barrac ( a ) hut ( barrack 1 ) + -on augmentative suffix
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Word History and Origins

Origin of barracoon1

C19: from Spanish barracón , from barraca hut, from Catalan

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