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  1. a combining form representing Turkish or Turkic in compound words.
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Also Turko-.
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Examples from the Web for turco

Historical Examples

  • Now, this is exactly what Turco is doing at Munich and Dresden.

    Cornelius O'Dowd Upon Men And Women And Other Things In General

    Charles Lever

  • As I looked back, the elder musician was a most perfect picture of the Turco.

  • One Turco, more gallant than his fellows, refused to leave the line and joined the 16th Battalion.

    The Great War As I Saw It

    Frederick George Scott

  • This Turco—or African soldier—suffered from a torn tongue, cut by a bullet, which traversed his cheek.

    America's War for Humanity

    Thomas Herbert Russell

  • Turco is safe this time; and, better still, he need never bark again till next Easter and another Budget.

British Dictionary definitions for turco


noun plural -cos
  1. (formerly) an Algerian serving in the light infantry of the French army
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Word Origin

C19: via French from Italian: a Turk



combining form
  1. indicating Turkey or TurkishTurco-Greek
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