ber|serk|er

ber|serk|er
ber|serk|er «BUR sur kuhr», noun.
1. Scandinavian Legend. one of a class of fierce Norse warriors who fought on the battlefield with such wild fury that they needed no armor.
2. Figurative. anyone so carried away by excitement or rage.
[< Scandinavian (compare Old Icelandic berserkr wild warrior; (literally) “bear-shirt”)]

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