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Turk·​ish ˈtər-kish How to pronounce Turkish (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of Turkey, the Turks, or Turkish


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: the Turkic language of the Republic of Turkey

Examples of Turkish in a Sentence

Adjective He is from Ankara, the Turkish capital.
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Word History

First Known Use


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1613, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Turkish was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near Turkish

Cite this Entry

“Turkish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Turkish. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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Turk·​ish ˈtər-kish How to pronounce Turkish (audio)
: of or relating to Turkey, the Turks, or Turkish


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: the language of the Turks
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