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berk or burk (bɜːk Pronunciation for )



  1. (British, slang) a stupid person; fool

Word Origin

C20: shortened from Berkeley or Berkshire Hunt rhyming slang for cunt

Example Sentences Including 'berk'

He comes back from the bar: "I didn't want ice, you berk ," she scolds.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
He didn't have time to suffer, to know what a right berk he'd made of himself.
Babson, Marian Death in Fashion
In a hurry, not noticing the lights had changed against her, just as some berk in a sports car jumped the light.
Babson, Marian Death in Fashion
The berk behind me ran right over it before I even knew I'd lost it.
Babson, Marian Death in Fashion
You are there to be made a fool of, a prat, a berk , a buffoon.
Boris Johnson LEND ME YOUR EARS (2003)


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