Simple Definition of turkey
: a large American bird that is related to the chicken and that is hunted or raised by people for its meat
: the meat of the turkey used as food
: something (such as a play or movie) that has failed
Full Definition of turkey
Examples of turkey
He was acting like a complete turkey.
<only a turkey would think it's a good idea to go for a jog when the weather drops below zero>
Origin of turkey
Turkey, country in western Asia and southeastern Europe; from confusion with the guinea fowl, supposed to be imported from Turkish territory
First Known Use: 1555
Definition of Turkey
country W Asia & SE Europe between Mediterranean & Black seas; formerly center of an empire (∗ Constantinople), since 1923 a republic ∗ Ankara area 301,380 square miles (780,574 square kilometers), pop 73,085,000 — see ottoman empire
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