Examples of turkey in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of turkey from the Web
Then there’s the goats, as well as pigs, chickens, turkeys, sheep, bunnies and a tortoise Mudge has on his farm.
And to think Rivers, a man of substance, actually had a role in a turkey partially shot in San Diego, where the fight wasn’t taken seriously enough.
Goats live here along with sheep, rabbits, pigs, cows, horses, ponies, donkeys, chickens, ducks and turkeys.
Sandwiches include the Wildrose pub burger with red wine onion jam, jerk pulled pork and turkey panini.
There’s that turkey sandwich, a tribute to his beloved childhood deli.
MAT, as the therapy is known, has been proven far more effective — and less dangerous and miserable — than cold-turkey quitting.
Deer, wild turkey and more than 200 species of birds have been known to wander the land there.
Louisville’s signature dish is the Hot Brown, an open-faced turkey sandwich that uses one slice of bread, according to the recipe on the Brown Hotel’s website.
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Origin and Etymology of turkey
First Known Use: 1555See Words from the same year
Synonymsberk [British], booby, charlie (also charley) [British], cuckoo, ding-a-ling, dingbat, ding-dong, dipstick, doofus [slang], featherhead, git [British], goose, half-wit, jackass, lunatic, mooncalf, nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, nut, nutcase, simp, simpleton, fool, yo-yo
Related Wordsdaredevil; madman, madwoman; airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, cretin, dodo, dolt, donkey, dope, dork [slang], dumbbell, dummy, dunce, fathead, gander, goon, half-wit, idiot, ignoramus, imbecile, know-nothing, knucklehead, moron, numskull (or numbskull), pinhead, schlub (also shlub) [slang], schlump [slang], schnook [slang], stock; featherbrain, scatterbrain; butt, dupe, laughingstock, mockery, monkey; chump, loser, schlemiel (also shlemiel); character, codger, crackbrain, crackpot, crank, kook, oddball, screwball, weirdo
Near Antonymssage, thinker; brain, genius
Definition of Turkey
TURKEY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of turkey for English Language Learners
: 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
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