noun, plural bar·ri·os [bahr-ee-ohz, bar-; Spanish bahr-ryaws] /ˈbɑr iˌoʊz, ˈbær-; Spanish ˈbɑr ryɔs/.
Origin of barrio
Examples from the Web for 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|Seth Ferranti|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Mac Margolis|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A man named Barrios had often informed against the insurgents, and he was condemned to death.Cuba|Arthur D. Hall
Ang kutay sa bungtud milagbas sa duha ka baryu, The range of mountains stretches across the two barrios.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
The people of Guatemala strongly disapproved of Barrios' action in making himself a dictator instead of a president.
Barrios, always delighted with a feat of daring and a good judge of courage, had taken a great liking to the Capataz.
When I return in triumph, as you say, with Barrios, I may find you all destroyed.
noun plural -rios
Word Origin for barrio
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.