MEANING: verb tr.: To systematically attack a nominee or candidate for public office.

ETYMOLOGY: After Robert Bork (1927-2012), whose nomination for the US Supreme Court was rejected in 1987 after extensive publicity by various groups exposed his extreme views (such as, his support for a poll tax). Earliest documented use: 1987.

BOURK - To systematically attack a candidate for the office of Justice of the Supreme Court of the UK.

BORUK - rough transliteration of a Middle Eastern word meaning "blessed"

BORA - half of a Polynesian island, found in the lee