Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Covered with, or containing, bark.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective resembling the rough bark of a tree

Etymologies

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bark +‎ -y

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

  • 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

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

    escandalosa

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

    escandalosa

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

    escandalosa

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

    escandalosa

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

    Three Stages of Amazement

  • 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

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

    Three Stages of Amazement

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

    escandalosa

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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