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barnet Line breaks: bar¦net
Pronunciation: /ˈbɑːnɪt/

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Definition of barnet in English:


British informal
A person’s hair.


Mid 19th century: from rhyming slang barnet fair, the name of a famous horse fair held at Barnet, Herts.

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