young Turk

noun

often capitalized Y
: an insurgent or a member of an insurgent group especially in a political party : radical
broadly : one advocating changes within a usually established group

Word History

Etymology

Young Turks, a 20th century revolutionary party in Turkey

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of young Turk was in 1908

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Cite this Entry

“Young Turk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/young%20Turk. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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