Definition of Burberry in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbərbərē/ /ˈbərbəri/ /ˈbərˌberē/ /ˈbərˌbɛri/


  • A kind of lightweight belted raincoat, typically beige in color, with a distinctive tartan lining.

    ‘And well, Burberries are always a favourite among students.’
    • ‘Actually it's the fake Burberry that gets to me the most.’
    • ‘Oh yes, perhaps also a Burberry so as not to overly arouse the attention of local prudes and the police!’
    • ‘I don't reckon that the Burberry clad renta-toff crowd in Parliament Square yesterday were posh bods at all.’
    • ‘This is bohemian chic, my friend, you can keep your filthy Burberry.’


Early 20th century from Burberrys Ltd, the name of the manufacturer.