/ (ˈbɜːpiː) /

  1. a squat thrust that starts and ends in a standing position

  2. US a piece of absorbent material placed on the shoulder while burping a baby

Origin of burpee

C20: sense 1 from Burpee test, a measure of endurance and coordination devised by R.H. Burpee, US psychologist

Words Nearby burpee

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How to use burpee in a sentence

  • It was settled about 1639, and Thomas burpee bought a lot there immediately after the first settlement was made.

    Glimpses of the Past | W. O. Raymond
  • Whatever is she to do if burpee brings home a wife whom she will blush to present to her friends?

    Zoe; Or, Some Day | May Leonard