Definition of Berliner in English:

Berliner

noun

  • 1A native or citizen of Berlin.

    • ‘For Berliners the main concern seemed to be that the excessive security threatened hundreds of local businesses.’
    • ‘West Berliners, too, were traditionally reluctant to buy - rents were heavily subsidised, while the prospect of Russian tanks rolling in made the city seem anything but a safe investment.’
    • ‘He was a native Berliner and he said before there was a wall there was an incident every week, and after it had become the most peaceful place on earth.’
    • ‘I knew tourists had chipped away souvenirs but I was sure a large chunk of it had to remain as a reminder to the Berliners of their divided past.’
    • ‘It was created in 1968, and its collection focuses on modern and contemporary art, with the goal of stimulating interest in modern art among Berliners.’
    • ‘By the time Berliners started hacking away at the concrete wall that had divided their city for a generation, the torch-bearing anthem had been number one for several weeks in West Germany.’
    • ‘We are left at the Checkpoint Charlie Museum, which illustrates the various escape tactics used by East Berliners.’
    • ‘We filmed a lot with hidden cameras, and that was very interesting, especially in East Berlin - we're West Berliners.’
    • ‘East Berliners used to risk their lives trying to escape to the west.’
    • ‘All around us, Berliners were lighting off fireworks, firecrackers, noisemakers and rockets, and none too cautiously.’
    • ‘The Russians were encircling the city, the Americans were not far behind and eager to move further east, and the Berliners themselves, who had survived the months of bombing raids, were growing more disillusioned by the day.’
    • ‘Ironically, Berliners knocked down their biggest crowd-puller - the Wall.’
    • ‘The Berliners keep moving, inexorably on their way, and the center of the city has no museum to provide an alternative for exhausted fighters for peace.’
    • ‘His genetic background is interesting too, with his mother being a Berliner German, while his father is English.’
    • ‘Hundreds of thousands of East Berliners swarm through into the welcoming arms of their West German brothers and sisters.’
    • ‘It was an American President who told Berliners that he was one of them.’
    • ‘The survey shows that 20 percent of the Berliners say they will leave Berlin either due to new jobs or because they feel that the city has changed and is no longer theirs.’
    • ‘Victory is facing out, facing east, which meant that in the long years that Berlin was a divided city, West Berliners looked up at this statue, this landmark, and saw four horses' behinds.’
    • ‘At the same time 12 per cent of Berliners and 24 per cent of Brandenburgers said they wanted a ‘Fuhrer who would rule with a firm hand’.’
    • ‘Although Western ways have definitely taken over, Berliners have fought to save a few symbols of old times.’
  • 2A doughnut with jam filling and vanilla icing.

    • ‘It doesn't explain however why I don't like "Berliners", as doughnuts are called in Germany. Those Berliners are filled with jam and covered with sugar.’
    • ‘Other things you should avoid consuming tonight are Berliner doughnuts, Fraulein fairy cakes and Leipzig nuclear reactors.’
    • ‘So indeed the Berliner, a bun or a jam doughnut, also had to be changed in name.’
    • ‘Fry the Berliner doughnuts until golden-brown turning them only once while frying them.’
    • ‘There is even a special attachment to fill Berliners, those little jelly donuts John F. Kennedy identified himself so well with!’
    • ‘Upon reflection, I now realise that I didn't actually get any berliner donuts, but I think that the selection of food I did eat more than made up for it.’
    • ‘There was also the calorifically sinful kartofelpuffer - german potato pancakes, griddled to a happy crisp and a myriad of german sweets and pastries including a very sugary jam filled berliner donut.’
    • ‘In our business we make jam-filled Berliner type doughnuts but only to order and usually for society caterers.’
    • ‘We stood around the crowd and watch about 2hrs of the Carnival parade in a cool (almost cold) weather and ended it with a nice German style Chocolate Milk and Berliner Donuts.’
    • ‘In Germany and Austria doughnuts are hugely popular and are called Berliners or krapfen.’

Origin

German.

Pronunciation

Berliner

/bəːˈlɪnə/