barney (n.) Look up barney at Dictionary.com
British slang word of uncertain origin, attested from 1859 as "lark, spree, rough enjoyment," 1864 as "noisy dispute," 1865 as "a fixed prize-fight."
Barney Look up Barney at Dictionary.com
masc. proper name, short for Barnaby (attested from 14c.; see Barnabas) or Barnard.