bergy bit

[ bur-gee ]

  1. a small iceberg, somewhat larger than a growler.

Origin of bergy bit

First recorded in 1930–35; berg + -y2

Words Nearby bergy bit Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use bergy bit in a sentence

  • It comes with the onset of a "bergy-bit" which smashes the martingale as it plunges into a deep trough.

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