Etymology
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barrack (n.)

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," a word of unknown origin. Perhaps from Celt-Iberian or Arabic. Meaning "permanent building for housing troops" (usually in plural) is attested from 1690s.

updated on April 01, 2017

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Definitions of barrack from WordNet
1
barrack (v.)
lodge in barracks;
barrack (v.)
spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts;
Synonyms: cheer / root on / inspire / urge / urge on / exhort / pep up
barrack (v.)
laugh at with contempt and derision;
Synonyms: jeer / scoff / flout / gibe
2
barrack (n.)
a building or group of buildings used to house military personnel;
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