- an animal or person that barks.
- a person who stands before a theater, carnival sideshow, or the like, calling out its attractions to passers-by.
- an animal or person that barks
- a person who stands at a show, fair booth, etc, and loudly addresses passers-by to attract customers
- a person or machine that removes bark from trees or logs or prepares it for tanning
- George (Granville). 1913–91, British poet: author of Calamiterror (1937) and The True Confession of George Barker (1950)
- Howard . born 1946, British playwright: his plays include Claw (1975), The Castle (1985), A Hard Heart (1992), and 13 Objects (2003)
- Ronnie, full name Ronald William George Barker . 1929–2005, British comedian: known esp for his partnership with Ronnie Corbett (born 1930) in the TV series The Two Ronnies (1971–85)
“noisy fellow,” late 15c., agent noun from bark (v.). Specific sense of “loud assistant in an auction, store, or show” is from 1690s.