erks

erk

[urk]
noun British Slang.
1.
an aircraftsman of the lowest rank in the Royal Air force.
2.
a worthless, stupid person; jerk.

Origin:
1920–25; earlier naval slang for any noncommissioned rank; of uncertain origin

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erk (ɜːk)
 
n
slang (Brit) an aircraftman or naval rating
 
[C20: perhaps a corruption of AC (aircraftman)]

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