- British slang a stupid person; fool
Word Origin for berk
Examples from the Web for berk
Contemporary Examples of berk
Berk, a woman, helps Gibson look marginally less like a dangerous, fire-breathing misogynist.Celebrity Legal Eagles
July 25, 2010
Historical Examples of berk
Well, you can have the support of Berk's voice; I am sure it is big enough.
"That is what Berk said," returned Linda with a little pleased smile.
What did Berk have to say besides mentioning that he was proud of you?
Whether I have them for supper or not is my look out, you tell Mr. Berk.
By the way, if Berk has examined those papers he must know the relationship.
Word Origin and History for berk
"fool," 1936, abbreviation of Berkshire Hunt (or Berkeley 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]