barracking

barrack

1 [bar-uhk]
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:
1680–90; < French baraque, Middle French < Catalan barraca hut, of obscure origin

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barrack

2 [bar-uhk] Australian British.
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

barracker, noun
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barrack1 (ˈbærək)
 
vb
to house (people, esp soldiers) in barracks

barrack2 (ˈbærək)
 
vb (foll by for)
1.  to criticize loudly or shout against (a player, team, speaker, etc); jeer
2.  to shout support (for)
 
[C19: from northern Irish: to boast]
 
'barracker2
 
n
 
'barracking2
 
n, —adj

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barrack
1680s, "temporary hut for soldiers during a siege," from Fr. barraque, from Sp. barraca (1249) "soldier's tent," lit. "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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