Definition of Barbour in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbɑːbə
(also Barbour jacket)


  • A type of green waxed outdoor jacket.
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    • The description of a man in a green Barbour style jacket with dark collar length hair has cropped up a number of times in the investigation into the murder.
    • Rating: 5/10 Items can be costly, but a Barbour jacket is designed to last a lifetime - send it back and they'll even re-wax it.
    • Hence the same sheepskin jackets, wool coats and Barbours turn up year after year.


named after John Barbour (died 1918), a draper in NE England who sold waterproof clothing.

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