young Turk

young Turk

noun, often capitalized Y

Definition of YOUNG TURK

:  an insurgent or a member of an insurgent group especially in a political party :  radical; broadly :  one advocating changes within a usually established group

Origin of YOUNG TURK

Young Turks, a 20th century revolutionary party in Turkey
First Known Use: 1908


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