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WORD ORIGIN

1815, in reference to a theatrical troupe's performances in upstate New York barns (usually featuring short action pieces to suit vulgar tastes); extended 1896 to electioneering, 1928 to itinerant airplane pilots who performed stunts at fairs and races. Related: Barnstormed; barnstorming.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BARNSTORMER

actor

nounperson who performs, entertains by role-playing
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