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

Origin of Turkish

First recorded in 1835–45; Turk + -ish1
Related formsTurk·ish·ly, adverbTurk·ish·ness, nounan·ti-Turk·ish, adjectivenon-Turk·ish, adjective, nounpro-Turk·ish, adjectivepseu·do-Turk·ish, adjective
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  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Turkey, its people, or their language
  1. the official language of Turkey, belonging to the Turkic branch of the Altaic familySee also Osmanli
Derived FormsTurkishness, noun
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