Barrie

[bar-ee]
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noun

Sir James M(atthew),1860–1937, Scottish novelist, short-story writer, and playwright.
a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada, NW of Toronto.

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Examples from the Web for barrie

Historical Examples of barrie

  • I have read that it is, somewhere—in one of Barrie's yarns, I think.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Mr. Barrie has no such spiritual obsession as besets his elder.

    My Contemporaries In Fiction

    David Christie Murray

  • "I will run down to Mrs. Barrie's," I said, after long thinking.

    St. Cuthbert's

    Robert E. Knowles

  • I suddenly exclaimed, as we were turning into Mrs. Barrie's house.

    St. Cuthbert's

    Robert E. Knowles

  • We reached Barrie safely that night, and slept at the Queen's Arms.

    Canada and the Canadians

    Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle


British Dictionary definitions for barrie

barrie

adjective

Scot dialect very good; attractive

Word Origin for barrie

from Romany

Barrie

noun

Sir James Matthew . 1860–1937, Scottish dramatist and novelist, noted particularly for his popular children's play Peter Pan (1904)
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