Barry

[ bar-ee ]
/ ˈbær i /

noun

Sir Charles,1795–1860, English architect.
John,1745–1803, American naval commander in the Revolution.
Leonora Marie KearneyMother Lake, 1849–1930, U.S. labor leader and social activist, born in Ireland.
Philip,1896–1949, U.S. playwright.
a male given name: from an Irish word meaning “spear.”

Can be confused

Barry berry bury
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British Dictionary definitions for barry (1 of 3)

barry

Barry Crocker

/ (ˈbærɪ) /

noun

Australian slang a mistake or blunder; a disappointing performance

Word Origin for barry

rhyming slang for shocker

British Dictionary definitions for barry (2 of 3)

Barry

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/ (ˈbærɪ) /

noun

a port in SE Wales, in Vale of Glamorgan county borough on the Bristol Channel. Pop: 50 661 (2001)

British Dictionary definitions for barry (3 of 3)

Barry

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noun

(ˈbærɪ) Sir Charles . 1795–1860, English architect: designer of the Houses of Parliament in London
(French bari) Comtesse du .See du Barry
John, real name John Barry Prendergast. 1933–2011, British composer of film scores, including several for films in the James Bond series
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