Definition of Burberry in US English:


nounPlural Burberries

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

    • ‘This is bohemian chic, my friend, you can keep your filthy Burberry.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Actually it's the fake Burberry that gets to me the most.’
    • ‘And well, Burberries are always a favourite among students.’


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