ber·​tha ˈbər-thə How to pronounce bertha (audio)
: a wide round collar covering the shoulders

Illustration of bertha

Illustration of bertha

Word History


French berthe, from Berthe (Bertha) †783 queen of the Franks

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bertha was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Bertha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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