Barger vs Barker - What's the difference?

barger | barker |


As a noun barger

is (obsolete) the manager of a barge.

As a proper noun barker is

a botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist george barker (1776-1845).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

barger

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete) The manager of a barge.
  • (Webster 1913)

    barker

    English

    (wikipedia barker)

    Etymology 1

    From .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone or something who s.
  • A person employed to solicit customers by calling out to passersby, e.g. at a carnival.
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  • A shelf-talker.
  • (video games) A video game mode where the action is demonstrated to entice someone to play the game.
  • (slang, dated) A pistol.
  • (Charles Dickens)
  • The spotted redshank.
  • Synonyms
    * spruik * tout

    Etymology 2

    From .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person that removes the from wood, or prepares it for use in tanning.
  • The profession of barker has been made largely obsolete by the introduction of more effective tanning agents, but it lives on as a surname.
  • A machine used to remove the bark from wood.
  • Run these logs through the barker so we can use them as fence posts.
    ---- ==Norwegian Bokmål==

    Noun