young Turk

noun, often capitalized Y

Definition of young Turk

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

First Known Use of young Turk

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for young Turk

Young Turks, a 20th century revolutionary party in Turkey

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The first known use of young Turk was in 1908

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“Young Turk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/young%20Turk. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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