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Etymology 1[edit]

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barny (plural barnies)

  1. An argument, a disagreement.
    • 1983, Marilyn Porter, Home, Work, and Class Consciousness, page 78:
      So he said she should have said, and we had a bit of a barny, like.

Etymology 2[edit]

barn +‎ -y


barny (comparative barnier, superlative barniest)

  1. Barn-like.
    • 2006, W. S. Merwin, Summer Doorways: A Memoir, page 210:
      Everyone was breathing hard, and there was a barny smell in the room.