n. & v.
—n. (usu. in pl., often treated as sing.)
1 a building or building complex used to house soldiers.
2 any building used to accommodate large numbers of people.
3 a large building of a bleak or plain appearance.
— place (soldiers etc.) in barracks.
Phrases and idioms:
barrack-room lawyer Brit. a pompously argumentative person. barrack-square a drill-ground near a barracks.
Etymology: F baraque f. It. baracca or Sp. barraca soldier's tent, of unkn. orig.
v. Brit.
1 tr. shout or jeer at (players in a game, a performer, speaker, etc.).
2 intr. (of spectators at games etc.) shout or jeer.
Etymology: app. f. BORAK

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