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erk

[urk] /ɜrk/
noun, British Slang.
1.
an aircraftsman of the lowest rank in the Royal Air Force.
2.
a worthless, stupid person; jerk.
Origin of erk
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; earlier naval slang for any noncommissioned rank; of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for erk

erk

/ɜːk/
noun
1.
(Brit, slang) an aircraftman or naval rating
Word Origin
C20: perhaps a corruption of AC (aircraftman)
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