[ turk ]
/ tɜrk /
a native or inhabitant of Turkey.
(formerly) a native or inhabitant of the Ottoman Empire.
a Muslim, especially a subject of the Sultan of Turkey.
a member of any of the peoples speaking Turkic languages.
one of a breed of Turkish horses closely related to the Arabian horse.
any Turkish horse.
Archaic. a cruel, brutal, and domineering man.
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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 Turknon-Turk, noun
Definition for Turk (2 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for Turk (1 of 2)
/ (tɜːk) /
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)
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