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turkey

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noun tur·key \ˈtər-kē\

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

plural turkeys

  1. 1 plural also turkey :  a large North American gallinaceous bird (Meleagris gallopavo) that is domesticated in most parts of the world

  2. 2 :  failure, flop; especially :  a theatrical production that has failed

  3. 3 :  three successive strikes in bowling

  4. 4 :  a stupid, foolish, or inept person

Examples of turkey

  1. He was acting like a complete turkey.

  2. <only a turkey would think it's a good idea to go for a jog when the weather drops below zero>



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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

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Turkey

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geographical name Tur·key \ˈtər-kē\

Definition of Turkey

  1. 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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