1 fine; smart used to describe something very good of its type: ...it’s a barry new dress yer wearin 19-.
2 beautiful 20-.
3 big, great, rich 19-. etymology: Romany barri ‘big, great’; also attested in Scots with the same meanings; Scots Gaelic also has barr ‘top’, barrachd ‘extra’ barraichte ‘superlative’; attested by BS in TDITA, JS, BW, SR and also by Galloway and Perthshire and Argyleshire Tinkler-Gypsies; collected by EMcC/PS; form baurie also collected by Simson (1865) and attested by twelve of his infomants; form bari, baré collected by Joseph F G S Lucas from Kirk Yetholm Gypsies; forms buri, bori and bari also attested in Shelta note:
Grellmann (1787) collected the form Baro ‘Great’ from Continental gipsies.
Scott & Crofton (1875) collected the form ‘Baúro adj,’ with the meanings: ‘Great, big, large, broad, deep etc.,’ from English Gipsies.
Canadian Paul Pope (2013) attets the form barry which he defines as ‘beautiful’ and ‘grand’. Canadian Paul Pope (2013) attests the form barry and defines it as ‘large’.