erk

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)k

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

erk (plural erks)

  1. (Britain, slang) a member of the groundcrew in the RAF.
    • 2004, Andrea Levy, Small Island, London: Review, Chapter Nine, p. 345,[1]
      But I wasn’t accepted for flying duty—eyesight failed me. Neither was Frank, which, I’m ashamed to say, I found a relief. We were both channelled as aircrafthands, known to everyone as erks.

Etymology 2[edit]

Interjection[edit]

erk

  1. Expressing trepidation; eek.

Anagrams[edit]


Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *herkkä. Cognate to Finnish herkkä (delicate, sensitive), Livonian erk (lively), and Votic herkka (gentle). See also ere.

Adjective[edit]

erk (genitive ergu, partitive erku) or erk (genitive erga, partitive erka)

  1. lively, energetic, vivacious
  2. snappy, alert, sharp, ready to react
  3. bright, vivid, intense

Declension[edit]


Uzbek[edit]

Noun[edit]

erk (plural erklar)

  1. freedom; liberty