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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Informal terms for dogs; Someone who stands in front of a show (as at a carnival) and gives a loud colorful sales talk to potential customers.

Usage examples (37)
  • A book reviewer is usually a barker before the door of a publisher's circus.
  • Forensic investigators have been pouring over the parched ground of this so-called barker ranch.
  • Edwards, who had a remarkably resonant voice, to act as a "barker" for us.
  • And now, gents "-- the old spirit of the" barker "entered into him --" you are about to behold for more
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