1. A large jolly character with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye.
2. A large fellow that can easily be confused with a teddy bear.
V (to burkard it)
1. To have an upbeat attitude, even in the bleakest of times.
1. After he won that prize at the carnival game, he looked like a burkard.
2. He burkarded it, even after he got the horrible, horrible news.