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ˈbɑr nibar·ney

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  1. Barneynoun

    based on the given names, or from the place name Barney, "barn/barley island".

  2. barneynoun

    A noisy argument.

  3. barneynoun

    A minor physical fight.

  4. barneyverb

    To argue, to quarrel.

  5. Barneynoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname, and a diminutive of Barnabas, Barnaby, Bernard, or Barnett.

  6. Barneynoun

    A diminutive of the male given names Barnabas, Bernard, or Barnett.

  7. Barneynoun

    A surname based on the given names, or from the place name Barney, Old English "barn/barley island".

  8. Barneynoun

    A city and village in North Dakota.

  9. Barneynoun

    A village in Norfolk, England.


  1. Barney

    Barney Bush was a Scottish Terrier owned by former U.S. President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush. Barney had his own official web page which redirected to an extension of the White House website. Barney was born in New Jersey and he was often referred to as the "First Dog."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Barney

    bär′ni, n. (slang) humbug: a prize-fight.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. barney

    In Commonwealth hackish, barney is to fred (sense #1) as bar is to foo. That is, people who commonly use fred as their first metasyntactic variable will often use barney second. The reference is, of course, to Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble in the Flintstones cartoons.

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    Song lyrics by barney -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by barney on the Lyrics.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Barney is ranked #2224 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Barney surname appeared 16,404 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Barney.

    78.5% or 12,877 total occurrences were White.
    12.6% or 2,069 total occurrences were Black.
    3.2% or 535 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2.8% or 471 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 348 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 108 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Barney in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Barney in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Barney in a Sentence

  1. Philip Martin-Nelson:

    My mom used to tell me when we would put Barney on the TV and I would memorize the dances before I could speak.

  2. Javier Zuniga:

    He has been going to Blockbuster since he was 13 years old, he would go rent Veggie Tales, Barney, Elmo, Rugrats and Baby Einstein (videos). He always rents the same ones when we go back; sometimes he'll even get two of the same ones.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    Vladimir Putin kneels and Vladimir Putin says bigger and stronger and faster than Barney, and anyway, it was an instructive moment. Imagine that ? A president saying my dog is bigger than your dog. And really what it says is Vladimir's got a chip on Vladimir Putin shoulder because Vladimir Putin believes the demise of the Soviet was bad for the world.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    I introduced Vladimir Putin to Barney. You remember Barney ? Scottish terrier. I was crazy about the little guy, anyway, so Vladimir Putin kinda dissed Vladimir Putin. Kinda looked at Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Putin body language was,' You call that thing a dog ?' Kinda hurt my feelings, but of course I was President of the United States and couldn't let anybody know United States.

  5. Sarah Spindler:

    We all miss him so much. And Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup's so sad that such a bright young person is taken away by terrorism.

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