Adjective "berserk" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/bəˈsəːk//bəˈzəːk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Out of control with anger or excitement; wild or frenzied.
  1. 'I was there at his first fashion show and people went berserk!'
  2. 'At 6pm, the motorcycle taxi drivers went berserk and smashed the Toyota sedan as well as a police car parked in front of the police station.'
  3. 'When Wayne hit the winning penalty everyone went berserk,’ he recalled.'
  4. 'The media went berserk, talking about how the values like freedom of expression were being compromised by some fanatics.'
  5. 'A quiet street was left resembling a scrapyard after an irate motorist, apparently livid at not finding a parking spot outside his house, went berserk and smashed up all the cars on the street.'
  6. 'A drunken holidaymaker who went berserk on a plane during a fit of air rage was today beginning a two-year jail sentence.'
  7. 'My next door neighbours are driving me berserk.'
  8. 'The camera flashbulbs glowed, and the crowd which were waiting patiently for the celebrity from Australia to arrive, went berserk.'
  9. 'As expected the crowd went berserk creating a wavelike effect, which looked awesome from where I was sitting.'
  10. 'Their attacker went berserk, butting and punching their car in a bustling street before turning his attention to the two men.'

Definitions

1. violently or destructively frenzied; wild; crazed; deranged: He suddenly went berserk. noun

2. (sometimes initial capital letter) Scandinavian Legend.. Also, berserker. an ancient Norse warrior who fought with frenzied rage in battle, possibly induced by eating hallucinogenic mushrooms.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be berserk in theres."

"people can be berserk in hotels."

"wives can be berserk in cars."

"polices can be berserk with guns."

"people can be berserk in/at/on nights."

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Origin

Early 19th century (originally as a noun denoting an ancient Norse warrior who fought with wild or uncontrolled ferocity): from Old Norse berserkr (noun), probably from birn-, bjorn (see bear) + serkr ‘coat’, but also possibly from berr ‘bare’ (i.e. without armour).