Definitions

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  • adj. Having bark.
  • adj. Prone to bark, to make the sound of a dog.
  • adj. Sounding like the bark of a dog.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Covered with, or containing, bark.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of bark; containing bark; covered with bark.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. resembling the rough bark of a tree

Etymologies

bark +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The spice of danger it involved, the dash and frolic of the chase, the joy of seeing his leaping "barky" draw slowly away from her pursuer in the contest of speed, and of watching the stretch of water lying between him and capture surely widen out, were sensations dear to his heart.

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

  • From inside the sling Willa coughed, barky as a seal.

    Three Stages of Amazement

  • She cut early across the barky left-hand switchback and arced cleanly through the loose wood, mashed a big gear down the 30 feet of rutted sand and took the fast — and more treacherous — inside line on the rooted uphill switchback.

    Katie Compton completes Ohio sweep

  • With two laps remaining, Trebon momentarily closed on Powers when the leader took the cautious line through the slick, barky left-hander above the downhill sandpit.

    Powers edges Trebon in finale to Cincinnati UCI3 Cyclocross Festival

  • He said you could call the dog ruidosa or escandalosa, but that escandalosa was more commonly used for a barky dog.

    escandalosa

  • My noisy barky Carmie would've won then I could've donated the gun to my daughter to keep her boyfriend in line.

    Gun Dog Photo Contest: Vote for the Winner!

  • The doctor said that "croup" is actually a catch-all for any illness that comes with a barky cough, and that his version seems quite mild, though he has lost his voice .... which for my little chatty Nancy is pretty traumatic.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • You expect Michaele to sound "blonde" and singsongy, and instead you get the voice of 10,000 nights in a smoky bar -- something sultry and Bukowski, but something barky, too; a malnourished lap dog shut off in the laundry room, yapping itself hoarse.

    As new Housewives divide and conquer D.C., we just don't get 'Real' anymore

  • But in infants under 6 months, colds can develop into bronchiolitis (see worry No. 2), croup (a distinctive barky cough) or pneumonia.

    The Top 10 Health Worries

  • Her name (the dog that is) is Prada and she is a barky little pomeranian.

    toastcrumbs Diary Entry

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  • I think the word is used as slang for bark or barque in the following quotation, but what the hell.

    "'...beat down-Channel as light as a fairy and put into Shelmerston the next day for supper, having met their friends off Gris Nez. And their barky... was not as weatherly as ours.'"
    --P. O'Brian, The Commodore, 131

    March 17, 2008