to shout boisterously for or against a player or team; root or jeer.
to shout for or against.
to house (people, esp soldiers) in barracks
verb (Brit & Austral, NZ, informal)
to criticize loudly or shout against (a player, team, speaker, etc); jeer
(intransitive) foll by for. to shout support (for)
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.
to shout boisterously for or against a player or team; root or jeer. to shout for or against. a building or group of buildings for lodging soldiers, especially in garrison. any large, plain building in which many people are lodged. to lodge in barracks. Contemporary Examples His barracks at Fort Carson sat near the artillery […]
snoek. Historical Examples The barracouta, driven to her utmost, steadily lessened the distance. Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman Before long the barracouta and her tow were skirting the eastern ledges. Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman On the barracouta’s next trip to Matinicus she brought back the balance of Throppy’s wireless outfit. Jim Spurling, […]
any of several elongated, predaceous, tropical and subtropical marine fishes of the genus Sphyraena, certain species of which are used for food. Slang. a treacherous, greedy person. Contemporary Examples A barracuda was caught by research scientists near Santa Cruz. Fishy Mystery: Are Beached Oarfish Trying to Tell Us Something? Kevin Bailey October 22, 2013 Come […]
any of several slender, large-mouthed, pelagic fishes of the family Paralepididae.