berk

noun
\ ˈbərk How to pronounce berk (audio) \

Definition of berk

British
: fool

Examples of berk in a Sentence

He was acting like a complete berk. I wouldn't like some silly berk from Fleet Street following me about.

First Known Use of berk

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for berk

probably short for Berkeley (or Berkshire) hunt, rhyming slang for cunt

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“Berk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/berk. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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