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Turkish

[ tur-kish ]
/ ˈtɜr kɪʃ /
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adjective
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or derived from Turkey or the Turks.
of or relating to the language of Turkey.
(loosely) Turkic (def. 2).
noun
the Turkic language of Turkey. Abbreviations: Turk, Turk.
(loosely) Turkic (def. 1).
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Origin of Turkish

First recorded in 1535–45; Turk + -ish1

OTHER WORDS FROM Turkish

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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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