noun Australian.

Origin of berley

First recorded in 1870–75; of obscure origin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for berley

Historical Examples of berley

  • He was destined to learn much regarding the true nature of that mysterious young person who called herself Berley Todd.

  • Closing the door softly behind her, Berley Todd stepped out upon the short platform which served both as doorstep and dock.

  • Her eyes were dreamy as she stared at the fire, that petite, vivacious little lady, Berley Todd.

  • As if to escape the sight, Berley Todd turned and glided silently up the hill.

  • As Berley stole a glance at the young football star she read approval in his eyes, and was satisfied.

British Dictionary definitions for berley





bait scattered on water to attract fish
slang rubbish; nonsense

verb (tr)

to scatter (bait) on water
to hurry (someone); urge on

Word Origin for berley

origin unknown
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