Definitions for: Barnburner

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

Webster (1913) Definition: Barn"burn`er, n. [So called in allusion to the
fable of the man who burned his barn in order to rid it of
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.]

See Also: arsonist, firebug, incendiary, success

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