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barrack1

[bar-uh k] /ˈbær ək/
noun, Usually, barracks
1.
a building or group of buildings for lodging soldiers, especially in garrison.
2.
any large, plain building in which many people are lodged.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
3.
to lodge in barracks.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; < French baraque, Middle French < Catalan barraca hut, of obscure origin

barrack2

[bar-uh k] /ˈbær ək/
verb (used without object)
1.
to shout boisterously for or against a player or team; root or jeer.
verb (used with object)
2.
to shout for or against.
Origin
1885-90; orig. Australian English, perhaps < N Ireland dialect barrack to brag
Related forms
barracker, noun
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  • Parade ground and barrack square maneuvers are of no earthly consequence in real war.
  • The place was all a huge barrack, and evidently had been for weeks, from the look of the floor and walls.
  • The ghost town has several residences and barrack-type accommodations, as well as the remains of a few commercial establishments.
  • The soldier wishes them a good evening, turns around, and leaves the barrack.
British Dictionary definitions for barrack

barrack1

/ˈbærək/
verb
1.
to house (people, esp soldiers) in barracks

barrack2

/ˈbærək/
verb (Brit & Austral, NZ, informal)
1.
to criticize loudly or shout against (a player, team, speaker, etc); jeer
2.
(intransitive) foll by for. to shout support (for)
Derived Forms
barracker, noun
barracking, noun, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from northern Irish: to boast
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Word Origin and History for barrack
n.

1680s, "temporary hut for soldiers during a siege," from French barraque, from Spanish barraca (mid-13c. in Medieval Latin) "soldier's tent," literally "cabin, hut," perhaps from barro "clay, mud," which is probably of Celt-Iberian origin. Meaning "permanent building for housing troops" (usually in plural) is attested from 1690s.

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