Definitions for barrioˈbɑr iˌoʊ, ˈbær-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bar•ri•oˈbɑr iˌoʊ, ˈbær-(n.)(pl.)-ri•os.

  1. (in Spain and countries colonized by Spain) a division of a town or city, together with the contiguous rural territory.

    Category: Sociology

  2. a section of a U.S. city inhabited chiefly by a Spanish-speaking population.

    Category: Sociology

Origin of barrio:

1890–95; < Sp < Ar barrī

Princeton's WordNet

  1. barrio(noun)

    a Spanish-speaking quarter in a town or city (especially in the United States)

  2. barrio(noun)

    an urban area in a Spanish-speaking country


  1. barrio(Noun)

    An area or neighborhood in a U.S. city inhabited primarily by people speaking Spanish or of Hispanic origin.


  1. Barrio

    Barrio is a Spanish word meaning neighborhood. In several Latin American countries, the term is also used officially to denote a division of a municipality.

Translations for barrio

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a district or area, especially in a town or city

a poor neighbourhood.

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