Meaning of iceberger in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʌɪsbəːɡə/


  • A person who regularly swims outdoors in winter.

    ‘the icebergers' morning routine includes plunging into Port Phillip Bay’
    • ‘I've wind-surfed, sailed competitively and now I've taken to being an iceberger.’
    • ‘This Bondi iceberger has been swimming through winter for the past quarter-century.’
    • ‘You can spend six months of the year swimming (longer if you are an iceberger).’
    • ‘He paid tribute to his friends in the icebergers who swim with him in the ocean year round.’
    • ‘The exhibition features a collection of land-based and underwater images of the brave, unique and (some might say) barking mad icebergers.’
    • ‘The icebergers' member's longest swim in preparation was just eight hours and involved doing 400 laps of a pool, covering 20km, rather than in the open water.’
    • ‘I joined the icebergers, the hardy souls who swim year-round at the sea baths.’
    • ‘He had been for a swim with the Shelly Beach icebergers.’
    • ‘The pool is cleansed by the ocean and members of the club are affectionately known as icebergers.’
    • ‘Members of the "icebergers" have their early dip every day of the year.’


1930s from iceberg + -er.