Barney

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Barney

  1. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist E.E. Barney (fl. 1877-79).

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Barney

  1. A male given name, and a diminutive of Barnabas, Barnaby, Bernard, or Barnett.
  2. A surname based on the given names, or from the place name Barney, Old English "barn/barley island".

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  • 1977 Richard F.Snow, Barney Oldfield, American Heritage Magazine, February 1977
    "Who the hell do you think you are — Barney Oldfield?" That was the motorcycle cop’s standard question for fifty years, and even today you can hear it once in a while if you get caught speeding.
  • 1999 Ian Rankin: Dead Souls ISBN 0312974205 page 27:
    "Barney Mee?" he said.
    More laughter on the line. "I never knew why everyone called me that."
    Rebus could have told him: after Barney Rubble in The Flintstones. He could have added: because you were a dense wee bastard.

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