- Provide (soldiers) with accommodations in a building or set of buildings: the granary in which the platoons were barrackedMore example sentences
- The authorities in a small Czech town put on a dance so that the soldiers barracked there can mingle with the local girls.
- When not at war, the Macedonian army was barracked at state expense and underwent sophisticated training while in quarters.
- Still, there were over a dozen of them barracked in the new guardhouse at the gate to the estate.
early 18th century: from barracks.
verb[with object] British & Australian/New Zealand
- 1Jeer loudly at (someone performing or speaking in public) in order to express disapproval or to create a distraction: opponents barracked him when he addressed the opening parliamentary session (as noun barracking) the disgraceful barracking which came from the mobMore example sentences
- Despite the fact that Hart was not even at the racecourse, his horse was barracked and jeered in scenes that came within a whisker of descending into violence.
- During the heated debate, the Mayor Roger Clarke as Chair, struggled to maintain order amid barracking from the public galleries.
- But if the home support, who took great delight in barracking their Palace counterparts before turning their ire on their own players, expected a rout, they were to be sorely disappointed.
- 1.1 [no object] (barrack for) Australian/New Zealand Give support and encouragement to: I take it you’ll be barracking for Labour tonight?More example sentences
- The Prime Minister supports voluntary voting, but says the Government won't be barracking for change.
- Of course, being a Liberal supporter, I should really be barracking for Latahm to remain.
- He grew up barracking for East Perth and now supports Fremantle.
late 19th century: probably from Northern Irish dialect.