- Jus·to Ru·fi·no [hoo-staw roo-fee-naw] /ˈhu stɔ ruˈfi nɔ/, 1835–85, Guatemalan statesman: president of Guatemala 1873–85.
- (in Spain and countries colonized by Spain) one of the divisions into which a town or city, together with the contiguous rural territory, is divided.
- a part of a large U.S. city, especially a crowded inner-city area, inhabited chiefly by a Spanish-speaking population.
Origin of barrio
Related Words for barriossector, region, part, place, point, downtown, slum, ghetto, province, division, direction, position, zone, district, locality, bearing, section, spot, domain, zoo
Examples from the Web for barrios
Contemporary Examples of barrios
In the barrios of Los Angeles the gangsters get the most props and respect.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs
December 11, 2014
Barrios sentenced the general to 50 years imprisonment for genocide and another 30 years for crimes against humanity.Guatemalan Dictator Efrain Rios Montt Guilty of Genocide
May 14, 2013
Historical Examples of barrios
But the faction Barrios joined needed to fear no political betrayal.
You might have let me go with Barrios if you had cared for me.
Her second son, Jaime, had just gone off on the Staff of Barrios.
It was a good idea—and Barrios was the only instrument of its realization.
When I return in triumph, as you say, with Barrios, I may find you all destroyed.
- a Spanish-speaking quarter in a town or city, esp in the US
- a Spanish-speaking community
Word Origin for barrio
Word Origin and History for barrios
1841, "ward of a Spanish or Spanish-speaking city," sometimes also used of rural settlements, from Spanish barrio "district, suburb," from Arabic barriya "open country" (fem.), from barr "outside" (of the city). Main modern sense of "Spanish-speaking district in a U.S. city" is 1939; original reference is to Spanish Harlem in New York City.