1. someone who stands in front of a show (as at a carnival) and gives a loud colorful sales talk to potential customers

Definition categories: person, booster, plugger, promoter

2. informal terms for dogs

Similar word(s): doggie, doggy, pooch

Definition categories: animal, dog

Sentences with barker as a noun:

- My neighbor's dog is a constant barker that keeps me awake at night.

- Bob had amassed a considerable stockpile of double entendres from his days working as a barker for a strip joint.

- The barker mode of the arcade video game convinced the teenager to spend a quarter.

- The profession of barker has been made largely obsolete by the introduction of more effective tanning agents, but it lives on as a surname.

- Run these logs through the barker so we can use them as fence posts.