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barney is pronounced in two syllables
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An example use of barney in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
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meanings of barney
A student at Harvard University.
A lark, a romp, some fun.
A minor physical fight.
A noisy argument.
A poor recitation.
A police officer, usually one perceived as inferior or overzealous.
A hoax, a humbug, something that is not genuine, a rigged or unfair sporting contest.
A surname based on the given names, or from the place name Barney, Old English "barn/barley island".
A village in Norfolk, England.
A city and village in North Dakota.
A diminutive of the male given names Barnabas, Bernard,or Barnett.
A male given name transferred from the surname, and a diminutive of Barnabas, Barnaby, Bernard, or Barnett.
To recite badly; to fail.
To argue, to quarrel.
Insane crazy, loony.
barney frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR
the word barney occurs in english on average 3.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.