One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Sinclair (1754–1835), agricultural improver, politician, and codifier of ‘useful knowledge’. From an uncertain first element + berry. The first element may show a variant of noop (although this is first attested slightly later) with voiced final consonant and shortened vowel.
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