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Barnburner

Barnburner Meaning & Definition
Barnburner Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Barnburner?

[n] (informal) a impressively successful event; "the rock concert was a real barnburner"
[n] someone who burns down a barn

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See Also | arsonist | firebug | incendiary | success

Barnburner In Webster's Dictionary

\Barn"burn`er\, n. [So called in allusion to the fable of the man who burned his barn in order to rid it of rats.] A member of the radical section of the Democratic party in New York, about the middle of the 19th century, which was hostile to extension of slavery, public debts, corporate privileges, etc., and supported Van Buren against Cass for president in 1848; -- opposed to {Hunker}. [Political Cant, U. S.]

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