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English definition of “barker”

barker

noun [C] uk   /ˈbɑː.kər/ us    /ˈbɑːr.kɚ/ old-fashioned
a person who advertises an activity at a public event by calling out to people who are walking past: a fairground/circus barkerPeople who sell thingsTraders, merchants and entrepreneurs
(Definition of barker from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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