barbie

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See also: Barbie and bărbie

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɑː(ɹ)bi/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑːbi

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of barbecue + -ie (diminutive suffix).

Noun[edit]

barbie (plural barbies)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, Britain, informal) A barbecue (apparatus for grilling).
  2. (Australia, New Zealand, Britain, informal) A barbecue (event: cookout).

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of barbiturate + -ie (diminutive suffix).

Noun[edit]

barbie (plural barbies)

  1. (informal, pharmacology) A barbiturate.
    • 1971, The Bulletin, volume 93, number 4762–4774, page 35:
      “At nights,” she says, “we were both in our own little worlds, him with his alcohol and me with my barbies.”
    • 1989, The Pembroke Magazine, volume 21–23, page 162:
      Then one day the King said, / Jules, you're grounded. / Absolutely grounded. / This is it. So Jules took / barbies, you know, barbiturates, / and he stayed down. Way down. / Grounded like his father said.

Anagrams[edit]


Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Barbie. Named for Barbara Handler-Segal, daughter of Mattel co-founder Elliot Handler, in 1959.

Noun[edit]

barbie

  1. a Barbie doll
  2. (by extension) a doll

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

barbie f (plural barbies)

  1. Barbie