1. Sir Charles,1795–1860, English architect.
  2. John,1745–1803, American naval commander in the Revolution.
  3. Leonora Marie KearneyMother Lake, 1849–1930, U.S. labor leader and social activist, born in Ireland.
  4. Philip,1896–1949, U.S. playwright.
  5. a male given name: from an Irish word meaning “spear.”
Can be confusedBarry berry bury Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of barry

Historical Examples of barry

  • At the mention of the name "Darcy," Barry sprang to his feet!


    Scian Dubh

  • Barry must die; but what shall I profit by killing him if I kill this woman also?


    Scian Dubh

  • Barry entered the army under the most terrific pressure only.


    Scian Dubh

  • Most of Barry Cornwall's and Mrs. Heman's songs are written in it.

    A Dish Of Orts

    George MacDonald

  • "Don't let her kid you, Barry," advised Cousin Jim, delving into his lobster.

    The Innocent Adventuress

    Mary Hastings Bradley

British Dictionary definitions for barry


Barry Crocker

  1. Australian slang a mistake or blunder; a disappointing performance

Word Origin for barry

rhyming slang for shocker


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


  1. (ˈbærɪ) Sir Charles . 1795–1860, English architect: designer of the Houses of Parliament in London
  2. (French bari) Comtesse du .See du Barry
  3. 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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