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berk or burk (bɜːk)
 
n
slang (Brit) a stupid person; fool
 
[C20: shortened from Berkeley or Berkshire Hunt rhyming slang for cunt]
 
burk or burk
 
n
 
[C20: shortened from Berkeley or Berkshire Hunt rhyming slang for cunt]

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berk
"fool," 1936, abbreviation of Berkshire Hunt, rhyming slang for cunt but typically applied only to contemptible persons, not to the body part.
"This is not an objective, anatomical term, neither does it imply coitus. It connects with that extension of meaning of the unprintable, a fool, or a person whom one does not like." ["Dictionary of Rhyming Slang," 1960]
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Example sentences for berk
Hiccup keeps this book and takes it back to the isle of berk.
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