turnverein

noun
turn·​ver·​ein | \ ˈtərn-və-ˌrīn How to pronounce turnverein (audio) , ˈtu̇rn- \

Definition of turnverein

: an athletic club

First Known Use of turnverein

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for turnverein

German, from turnen to perform gymnastic exercises + Verein club

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“Turnverein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turnverein. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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