Burke vs Burek - What's the difference?
As a proper noun burke
is for someone who lived in a fortified place.
As a noun burek is
a type of baked or fried filled pastry of the former ottoman empire.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(UK, slang) To murder in the same manner as Burke, to kill by suffocation
*1829 February 2 , Times (London), 3/5
*:As soon as the executioner proceeded to his duty, the cries of ‘Burke' him, '''Burke''' him—give him no rope’... were vociferated... ‘' Burke Hare too!’
(UK, slang, historical) To murder for the same purpose as Burke, to kill in order to have a body to sell to anatomists, surgeons,
*1833 , T. Hook, Parson's Daughter , II. i. 26
*:Perhaps he is Burked , and his body sold for nine pounds.
*1836 , Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers , :
(UK, slang) To smother; to conceal, hush up, suppress.
*1835 , J. A. Roebuck. Dorchester Labourers , 6/1 (note)
*:The reporters left it out... Those who spoke in favour of the poor men, were what the reporters call burked .
* 1888 , Rudyard Kipling, Plain Tales from the Hills , Folio 2005, page 128:
- ‘You don’t mean to say he was burked , Sam?’ said Mr. Pickwick, looking hastily round.
:1953 , (Robert Graves), Poems , 4
::Socrates and Plato burked the issue.
- He put away—burked —the Directors' letter, and went in to talk to Riley
(British, slang) Variant spelling of berk.
a type of baked or fried filled pastry of the former Ottoman Empire