[turk-muh n]

noun, plural Turk·men.

a native or inhabitant of Turkmenistan.

Origin of Turkman

First recorded in 1475–85; alteration of Turkoman
Related formsTurk·me·ni·an [turk-mee-nee-uh n] /tɜrkˈmi ni ən/, adjective
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  • As they approached the Oxus it was found necessary to employ a Turkman guard.

    The Gates of India

    Thomas Holdich

  • But she was betrothed to a Turkman omrah, and Akbar forbade the contract to be infringed.

  • The Turks prefer the Turkman horse to the pure-blooded, slender Arabian.

    Graceful Riding

    S. C. Waite

  • North of Sarakhs it diminishes rapidly in volume till it is lost in the sands of the Turkman desert.

  • Is it some accursed Kurd that has stolen her sheep; or some Turkman, blacker than night, that has hankered after her bracelets?'


    Benjamin Disraeli