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Definition of "barrio" [bar•ri•o]

  • An urban district or quarter in a Spanish-speaking country. (noun)
  • A chiefly Spanish-speaking community or neighborhood in a U.S. city. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "barrio" in a sentence
  • "The oldest "barrio" is far from the centre, on the far side of the San Juan river, spanned by a stone bridge."
  • "Now the Spanish word 'barrio' is equivalent to the"
  • "As for me a white man, born in San Francisco 1971, lived in every ghetto and barrio from the west coast to the east coast, raised by a hippie who has done everything from walking with Rev. King to the DNC 1972 Chicago."