Berserk meaning

bər-sûrk, -zûrk, bə-
Destructively or frenetically violent.

A berserk worker who started smashing all the windows.

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Unrestrained, as with enthusiasm or appetite; wild.

Berserk over chocolates.

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Mentally or emotionally upset; deranged.

Berserk with grief.

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One that is violent, upset, or unrestrained.
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A berserker.
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A berserker.
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In or into a state of violent or destructive rage or frenzy.
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A crazed Norse warrior who fought in a frenzy.
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Injuriously, maniacally, or furiously violent or out of control.
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The definition of berserk is someone or something that has lost control or is acting in a destructive way.

An example of berserk is a puppy running around and chewing on everything for no apparent reason.

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Origin of berserk

  • Back-formation from berserker

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old Norse berserkr (Icelandic berserkur), probably from bjǫrn (“bear”) + serkr (“coat”). Compare sark.

    From Wiktionary