Barrio Definition

bärē-ō, băr-
barrios
noun
An urban district or quarter in a Spanish-speaking country.
American Heritage
In Spanish-speaking countries, a district or suburb of a city.
Webster's New World
A chiefly Spanish-speaking community or neighborhood in a US city.
American Heritage
In the U.S., a Spanish-speaking quarter, esp. one inhabited by Chicanos.
Webster's New World

(in Venezuela or the Dominican Republic) A slum on the periphery of a major city; a low to middle-class neighborhood in a lesser city.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Barrio

Noun

Singular:
barrio
Plural:
barrios

Origin of Barrio

  • Spanish from Arabic barrī of an open area from barr open area brr in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish.

    From Wiktionary

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