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  1. Barnaby(Noun)

    originally, a lively and fast-paced dance; by extension, any quick and uneven movement.

  2. Barnaby(ProperNoun)

    A male given name from Hebrew, from the medieval vernacular form of Barnabas.

    This day the sun is in his chiefest height


  1. Barnaby

    Barnaby was a comic strip which began 20 April 1942 in the newspaper PM and was later syndicated in 64 American newspapers. Created by Crockett Johnson, who is best known today for his children's book Harold and the Purple Crayon, the strip featured a cherubic-looking five-year-old and his far-from-cherubic fairy godfather, Jackeen J. O'Malley, a short, cigar-smoking man with four tiny wings. With a distinctive appearance because of its use of typography, the strip had numerous reprints and was adapted into a 1940s stage production. The usually caustic Dorothy Parker had nothing but praise: "I think, and I'm trying to talk calmly, that Barnaby and his friends and oppressors are the most important additions to American Arts and Letters in Lord knows how many years."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Barnaby

    bärn′a-bi, n. form of Barnabas, the apostle.—n. Bar′nabite, a member of the congregation of regular canons of St Paul, founded at Milan in 1530, so called from their preaching in the church of St Barnabas there.—Barnaby-day, Barnaby bright, or Long Barnaby, St Barnabas' Day, 11th June, in Old Style reckoned the longest day.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BARNABY in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BARNABY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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