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Turk

[ turk ]
/ tɜrk /
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noun

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Origin of Turk

First recorded in 1400–50; from Old French Turc, Middle English Turke, Turque, ultimately from Turkish Türk; compare Medieval Latin Turcus, Medieval Greek Toûrkos, Middle French turc, Italian turco, Persian turk

OTHER WORDS FROM Turk

non-Turk, noun

Definition for Turk (2 of 2)

Turk.

abbreviation

Turkey.
Turkic (def. 1). Also Turk
Turkish (def. 4). Also Turk
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British Dictionary definitions for Turk (1 of 2)

Turk
/ (tɜːk) /

noun

a native, inhabitant, or citizen of Turkey
a native speaker of any Turkic language, such as an inhabitant of Turkmenistan or Kyrgyzstan
obsolete, derogatory a violent, brutal, or domineering person
See also Young Turk

British Dictionary definitions for Turk (2 of 2)

Turk.

abbreviation for

Turkey
Turkish
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