Barnaby Definition

bärnəbē
noun
A masculine name.
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1985, Gregory Sass, Redcoat, page 28.
It was a regular Barnaby dance; I'd never seen anyone move so quickly. Before the culprit bolted out the door into the night,
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1996, Jo Ann Ferguson, Miss Charity's Case, page 182.
"Owell gave me this. Said to get it to you in a Barnaby dance. 'Ere it is." His tongue scraped across his lower lip as he stared at Charity.
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2009, Julia Golding, The Diamond of Drury Lane, page 434.
We were now doing a strange sort of Barnaby dance: shuffling to and fro as I blocked his attempts to set off in pursuit.
"No. Sadly, Pedro Hawkins died of a fever last Monday. That was the understudy you saw."
"Balderdash!
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pronoun

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

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