(also burk or burke)
A stupid person.
More 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.
1930s: abbreviation of Berkeley or Berkshire Hunt, rhyming slang for 'cunt'.