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Bernie

[bur-nee] /ˈbɜr ni/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Bernard.
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Bernie

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A crime victim who is armed and might resist

[1980s+ Police; fr Bernhard Goetz, who shot several young men he said threatened him on a New York City subway]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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