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
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The site is somewhere between a wildlife preserve and a state park, where there are lots of cranberry bogs and other turkeys to meet.
The turkey crashed through the driver's side windshield, leaving a large hole, officials said.
Cool fact: While the festival's signature food was introduced in the 16th century, the New World turkey was largely available only to nobility.
For now the menu's tight breakfast lineup endures: pancakes, egg-potato-protein combos, and the signature breakfast soul bowl, the star of which is those greens, supported by eggs, roasted potatoes, and a choice of bacon or turkey or veggie sausage.
But folks in Lane County have recently run afoul of another winged menace: turkeys.
This restoration has also improved habitat for virtually all game species, including woodcock, deer and turkey.
Peters’ protests during the national anthem angered a loud portion of the Chiefs’ fan base, and despite handing out turkeys and coats in Kansas City last year, the drama was never going fully away.
And Hine, where wild deer and turkeys roam, has the feeling of an uncharted, feral frontier.
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Origin and Etymology of turkey
First Known Use: 1555See Words from the same year
airhead, blockhead, chucklehead, dimwit, dodo, dolt, donkey, dope, dork [slang], dullard, dumbbell, dummy, dunce, fathead, goof, goon, half-wit, idiot, ignoramus, imbecile, know-nothing, knucklehead, lamebrain, loon, lunkhead, moron, nincompoop, ninny, nitwit, noddy, noodle, numskull (or numbskull), oaf, pinhead, saphead, simpleton, stock, yahoo, yo-yo;
Definition of Turkey
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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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