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barney

(ˈbɑːnɪ)
n
a noisy argument
vb (intr)
chiefly Austral and NZ to argue or quarrel
[C19: of unknown origin]

bar•ney

(ˈbɑr ni)

n., pl. -neys.
1. Informal.
a. an argument.
b. a fight or brawl.
2. a small locomotive.
[1860–65; of obscure orig.]

barney


Past participle: barneyed
Gerund: barneying

Imperative
barney
barney
Present
I barney
you barney
he/she/it barneys
we barney
you barney
they barney
Preterite
I barneyed
you barneyed
he/she/it barneyed
we barneyed
you barneyed
they barneyed
Present Continuous
I am barneying
you are barneying
he/she/it is barneying
we are barneying
you are barneying
they are barneying
Present Perfect
I have barneyed
you have barneyed
he/she/it has barneyed
we have barneyed
you have barneyed
they have barneyed
Past Continuous
I was barneying
you were barneying
he/she/it was barneying
we were barneying
you were barneying
they were barneying
Past Perfect
I had barneyed
you had barneyed
he/she/it had barneyed
we had barneyed
you had barneyed
they had barneyed
Future
I will barney
you will barney
he/she/it will barney
we will barney
you will barney
they will barney
Future Perfect
I will have barneyed
you will have barneyed
he/she/it will have barneyed
we will have barneyed
you will have barneyed
they will have barneyed
Future Continuous
I will be barneying
you will be barneying
he/she/it will be barneying
we will be barneying
you will be barneying
they will be barneying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been barneying
you have been barneying
he/she/it has been barneying
we have been barneying
you have been barneying
they have been barneying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been barneying
you will have been barneying
he/she/it will have been barneying
we will have been barneying
you will have been barneying
they will have been barneying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been barneying
you had been barneying
he/she/it had been barneying
we had been barneying
you had been barneying
they had been barneying
Conditional
I would barney
you would barney
he/she/it would barney
we would barney
you would barney
they would barney
Past Conditional
I would have barneyed
you would have barneyed
he/she/it would have barneyed
we would have barneyed
you would have barneyed
they would have barneyed
Translations

barney

[ˈbɑːnɪ] N (Brit) (= quarrel) → bronca f, agarrada f

barney

n (esp Brit inf: = noisy quarrel) → Krach m (inf); (= punch-up)Schlägerei f, → Keilerei f (inf)
References in classic literature ?
This establishment was under the care of two slaves--old Barney and young Barney--father and son.
The young man whose name was Barney lookedat her very sadly.
Whin I was about three-quarters av a mile off the rest-camp, powtherin' along fit to burrst, I heard the noise av the men, an', on my sowl, Sorr, I cud catch the voice av Peg Barney bellowin' like a bison wid the belly-ache.
The nearer my throlly came to the rest-camp, the woilder was the shine, an' the louder was the voice of Peg Barney.
There was Peg Barney sittin' on the groun' in his shirt - wan shoe off an' wan shoe on - whackin' a tent-peg over the head wid his boot, an' singin' fit to wake the dead.
I must have looked in the glass to array myself as I did; but the mind's eye was the seeing eye, and it was filled with this frightful vision of the notorious pugilist known to fame and infamy as Barney Maguire.
Within the last twenty-four hours Barney Maguire had fought his first great battle on British soil.
It seemed almost probable that the tragic end of our talk over the telephone had been caused by the sudden arrival and as sudden violence of Barney Maguire.
But Barney, taken by surprise, arched his back in the first buck he had ever made.
And Barney entered into the hell of education that later won his purchaser more time than he could deliver over the best vaudeville circuits in Canada and the United States.
inquired Fagin, in a tone of surprise: which perhaps might mean that Barney was at liberty to tell the truth.
She's bid havid a plate of boiled beef id the bar,' replied Barney.