Definition of berk in English:


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Pronunciation: /bəːk
(also burk or burke)


British informal
  • 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'.

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