turn·​ver·​ein ˈtərn-və-ˌrīn How to pronounce turnverein (audio)
: an athletic club

Word History


German, from turnen to perform gymnastic exercises + Verein club

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of turnverein was in 1852

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“Turnverein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turnverein. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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