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  1. bark·er
    IPA[ˈbärkər]
  2. noun

    • 1. a person who stands in front of a theater, sideshow, etc., and calls out to passersby to attract customers.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: barker, plural noun: barkers

    • noun

      a tout at an auction, sideshow, etc., who calls out to passers-by to attract custom.
    • (1877–1946), English playwright, critic, theatre director, and actor. His Prefaces to Shakespeare (1927–46) influenced subsequent interpretation of Shakespeare's work. Notable plays: The Voysey Inheritance (1905).
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