Barro



adjective
(Austral, slang) embarrassing
Contemporary Examples

barro, a young Bloomberg View columnist, is (it seems to me) more than halfway down the Frum-Bartlett path.
The GOP’s Pitiful Reformers Michael Tomasky May 27, 2013

I was thrilled to see Collins take a stand, but I’m generally with barro on this subject.
Jason Collins Becomes the First Openly Gay Active NBA Player Justin Green April 29, 2013

Historical Examples

Jungle bees and wasps of barro Colorado Island, pp. 196-197.
The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches Louis M. Roth

On barro Colorado Island one aim is to preserve the biota and natural conditions with as little interference from man as possible.
Seventeen Species of Bats Recorded from Barro Colorado Island, Panama Canal Zone E. Raymond Hall

The white marl, barro branco, is less frequently found; it is accounted extremely productive.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom P. L. Simmonds

A few days after reaching Henderson, I parted with barro, not without regret, for a hundred and twenty dollars.
Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2 Maria R. Audubon

Awm sewer aw’ could, an’ th’ furst time he passes me awl bring him up to th’ poleece office if aw have to wheel him in a barro.
Yorksher Puddin’ John Hartley

They thought they saw land, so the sailors said, and that it was barro, but I could observe nothing.
Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680 Jasper Danckaerts

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