Turkish

[ tur-kish ]
/ ˈtɜr kɪʃ /

adjective

of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or derived from Turkey or the Turks.
of or relating to the language of Turkey.
(loosely) Turkic.

noun

the Turkic language of Turkey. Abbreviation: Turk
(loosely) Turkic.

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Origin of Turkish

First recorded in 1835–45; Turk + -ish1

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British Dictionary definitions for turkish

Turkish
/ (ˈtɜːkɪʃ) /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Turkey, its people, or their language

noun

the official language of Turkey, belonging to the Turkic branch of the Altaic familySee also Osmanli

Derived forms of Turkish

Turkishness, noun
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