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Barry

[bar-ee]
noun
  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.”
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Can be confusedBarry berry bury
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  • Barry entered the army under the most terrific pressure only.

    Ridgeway

    Scian Dubh

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

    Ridgeway

    Scian Dubh

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

    Ridgeway

    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

Barry Crocker

noun
  1. Australian slang a mistake or blunder; a disappointing performance
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Word Origin

rhyming slang for shocker

Barry1

noun
  1. a port in SE Wales, in Vale of Glamorgan county borough on the Bristol Channel. Pop: 50 661 (2001)
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Barry2

noun
  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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