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Syllabification: bar·bie
Pronunciation: /ˈbärbē

noun (plural barbies)

informal , chiefly Australian
A barbecue.
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  • I'm reliably informed that they ate… that they threw a few shrimps on the barbie, if you like, some barbecued prawns, an Asian salad, and char grilled beef was had by all.
  • The barbecue is now such a part of our culture that, ‘fire up the barbie! ‘has almost become an Australian motto.’
  • Update 10 am Saturday, change of plans, got a phone call last night, I am having some Friends and Family over for a barbie this evening, I will take my daytrip to Geelong on Sunday - Yeah!


1970s: abbreviation.

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There are 2 definitions of barbie in English:


Syllabification: Bar·bie
Pronunciation: /ˈbärbē
(also Barbie doll)


1A doll representing a conventionally attractive young woman.
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  • On the plus side, I'd won a Barbie doll and the Barbie doll car to go with it.
  • A Barbie doll can be nothing but a Barbie doll, leaving no room for the imagination, while building blocks can become anything you like.
  • Toys ‘R’ Us is selling a toy building styled on a Barbie doll's house with four rooms including lifelike furniture.
1.1 informal A woman who is attractive in a glossily artificial way and is typically considered to be unintelligent and characterless.
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  • Yet here I was, sitting with my idiotic best friend and some blonde Barbie doll.
  • She simply never convinced me at all that she was her character; she looked like a Barbie doll stuck in the role.
  • I thought you'd be able to look past Annie and her Barbie doll beauty and see what was right in front of you.


1950s: diminutive of the given name Barbara.

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