n idiot. Yes, yes, another friendly U.K. word for moron; this one implies a degree of clumsiness: Look, you berk, I said to bend it, not bust it. The word originally derives from the rhyming slang “Berkeley Hunt” (or “Berkshire Hunt”), which rhymes with — well, “punt,” among other words.

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barmpot, barmy, Billy no-mates, bint

1 thought on “berk”

  1. If berk came from Berkeley or Berkshire Hunt, as is often contended, it would be pronounced bark, not berk like jerk.

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