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berk

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Pronunciation: /bəːk
 
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(also burk or burke)

Definition of berk in English:

noun

British informal
A stupid person.
Example sentences
  • People who glamourise heavy drinking are berks.
  • Full-scale, ceiling-splattering explosions are rare, but then berks like my former colleague John are pretty rare as well.
  • Even without his help there are clearly enough berks in that house to ensure failure at every turn.

Origin

1930s: abbreviation of Berkeley or Berkshire Hunt, rhyming slang for 'cunt'.

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