noun, plural tur·keys, (especially collectively) tur·key.
- a person or thing of little appeal; dud; loser.
- a naive, stupid, or inept person.
- a poor and unsuccessful theatrical production; flop.
Origin of turkey
Definition for turkey (2 of 2)
Related formspro-Tur·key, adjective
Examples from the Web for turkey
Meanwhile two kids were taken from their mother when she flew back to the UK from Turkey.Britain May Spy on Preschoolers Searching for Potential Jihadis|Nico Hines|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
After two nights in detention, he was scheduled to be deported back to Turkey on Monday.
In Turkey, crime groups in border areas are exploiting the labor of Syrian male refugees who cannot find legitimate employment.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She is also head of the Sabancı Foundation, which conducts female-empowerment programs for women in rural Turkey.
Turkey has had more than a decade of economic boom, and is now the sixth-most-visited tourist destination in the world.
I do not recognize in this view of things the despotism of Turkey.
For Russia it was another triumph, for Turkey a fresh vexation.
Turkey had identified the object which Mr. Braden had brought back with him as a typewriter in its carrying case.The Land of Strong Men|Arthur M. Chisholm
But it is in the direction of Turkey that all the solid advances are made.
The Greeks, who are very numerous in Turkey, follow all kinds of trades and callings.The Human Race|Louis Figuier
British Dictionary definitions for turkey (1 of 2)
noun plural -keys or -key
- a dramatic production that fails; flop
- a thing or person that fails; dud
Word Origin for turkey
British Dictionary definitions for turkey (2 of 2)
Culture definitions for turkey
Republic straddling southeastern Europe and the Middle East, bordered by the Black Sea to the north, Georgia and Armenia to the northeast, Iran to the east, Iraq and Syria to the southeast, the Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean Sea to the southwest, and Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest. Ninety-seven percent of the country is in Asia. Ankara is its capital, but Istanbul is its largest city and former imperial capital.
Idioms and Phrases with turkey
see cold turkey; talk turkey.