Definition of barb noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    barb

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    noun
    NAmE//bɑrb//
     
     
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  1. 1the point of an arrow or a hook that is curved backward to make it difficult to pull out
  2. 2a remark that is meant to hurt someone's feelings The accusation that she did not trust him was a barb that hurt more than he wanted to admit. see also barbed
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: barb