Burke vs Burek - What's the difference?

burke | burek |

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.

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  • (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 , :
  • ‘You don’t mean to say he was burked , Sam?’ said Mr. Pickwick, looking hastily round.
  • (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:
  • He put away—burked —the Directors' letter, and went in to talk to Riley
  • :1953 , (Robert Graves), Poems , 4
  • ::Socrates and Plato burked the issue.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British, slang) Variant spelling of berk.
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    (en noun)
  • a type of baked or fried filled pastry of the former Ottoman Empire
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