berserk

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

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berserk (plural berserks)

  1. A crazed Norse warrior who fought in a frenzy.

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berserk (comparative more berserk, superlative most berserk)

  1. Injuriously, maniacally, or furiously violent or out of control.
    • After he watched his sister stabbed to death, he went berserk and attacked the killer like a beast or a wild animal.

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