Barrio meaning

bärē-ō, băr-
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An urban district or quarter in a Spanish-speaking country.
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A chiefly Spanish-speaking community or neighborhood in a US city.
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In Spanish-speaking countries, a district or suburb of a city.
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In the U.S., a Spanish-speaking quarter, esp. one inhabited by Chicanos.
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(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.
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(in some Spanish-speaking countries) A municipality or subdivision of a municipality.
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(in the Phillippines) A barangay.
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(informal, US) An area or neighborhood in a US city inhabited predominantly by Spanish-speakers or people of Hispanic origin.
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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