What does Barker mean?

Definitions for Barker
ˈbɑr kərbark·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barkernoun

    someone who stands in front of a show (as at a carnival) and gives a loud colorful sales talk to potential customers

  2. pooch, doggie, doggy, barker, bow-wownoun

    informal terms for dogs

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Barkernoun

    Etymology: from bark.

    What hath he done more than a base cur? barked and made a noise? had a fool or two to spit in his mouth? But they are rather enemies of my fame than me, these barkers. Ben Jonson, Discovery.


  1. barker

    A barker is an individual who attracts customers or attention to an event, performance, service, or product often by loudly shouting or announcing its features or benefits. This term is often associated with circuses, carnivals, or fairgrounds. Alternatively, it can refer to a loud, frequently barking dog. Besides, it can also be a surname in English-speaking countries.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barkernoun

    an animal that barks; hence, any one who clamors unreasonably

  2. Barkernoun

    one who stands at the doors of shops to urg/ passers by to make purchases

  3. Barkernoun

    a pistol

  4. Barkernoun

    the spotted redshank

  5. Barkernoun

    one who strips trees of their bark


  1. Barker

    Barker is a town in Broome County, New York, USA. The population was 2,732 at the 2010 census. The town is named after John Barker, an early settler. It is notorious for handing out speeding tickets to students traveling to Ithaca College and Cornell University. The Town of Barker is on the east county line of the Broome County and is north of Binghamton.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Barker is ranked #360 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Barker surname appeared 87,162 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 30 would have the surname Barker.

    86.4% or 75,378 total occurrences were White.
    7.8% or 6,825 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 2,127 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 1,674 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 593 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.6% or 567 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Barker in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Barker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Barker in a Sentence

  1. Lorraine Schwartz:

    I worked on it with Travis Barker and Travis Barker was a really big part of it, travis Barker was really hands-on in the whole making of it. It's gorgeous and they're happy.

  2. The Barker:

    Nealie Barker've become much more cautious now, nealie Barker think people need to realize that the travel market is largely unregulated and if you would take issue with being filmed, then you need to take all steps properly.

  3. Peter King:

    Shutting down the federal government and reading Dr. Seuss on the Senate floor are the marks of a carnival barker not the leader of the free world.

  4. Peter Fitzgerald:

    You are perhaps the most accomplished confidence man since Charles Ponzi. I'd say you were a carnival barker, but that wouldn't be fair to carnival barkers. to former Enron CEO Keny Lay

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