"Bark" Definition

Definitions for the word "Bark" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
1 sharp explosive cry of a dog, fox, etc. 2 sound like this. v. 1 (of a dog etc.) Give a bark. 2 speak or utter sharply or brusquely. 3 colloq. Cough harshly. bark up the wrong tree make false assumptions. [old english]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
2. n.
Tough outer skin of tree-trunks, branches, etc. v. 1 graze (one''s shin etc.). 2 strip bark from. [scandinavian]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
3. slang
an Irish person of either sex. From this term, much in use among the London lower orders, but for which no etymology can be found, Ireland is now and then playfully called Barkshire.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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