Definition of bergie in English:


Line breaks: ber¦gie
Pronunciation: /ˈbəːɡi

noun (plural bergies)

South African informal
A vagrant.
More example sentences
  • Two Bergies slept in the front garden outside our bedroom window Saturday night.
  • There has been an increase in vagrants and Bergies and huge antisocial behaviour.
  • This is the first ever documentary about the Bergies, a unique homeless community living on the streets of Cape Town, South Africa.


from Dutch berg 'mountain' + the informal suffix -ie.

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