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Turk

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noun \ˈtərk\

Simple Definition of Turk

  • : a person born, raised, or living in Turkey

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Turk

  1. 1 :  a member of any of numerous Asian peoples speaking Turkic languages who live in a region extending from the Balkans to eastern Siberia and western China

  2. 2 :  a native or inhabitant of Turkey

  3. 3 :  muslim; specifically :  a Muslim subject of the Turkish sultan

  4. 4 :  a Turkish horse; specifically :  a Turkish strain of Arab and crossbred horses

  5. 5 often not capitalized :  a usually young dynamic person eager for change; especially :  young turk

Origin of turk

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Turkish; Anglo-French Turc, from Medieval Latin or Turkish; Medieval Latin Turcus, from Turkish Türk


First Known Use: 14th century



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