[turn-on, -awn]

noun Slang.

something that arouses one's interest or excitement.

Nearby words

  1. turnip-rooted celery,
  2. turnkey,
  3. turnkey project,
  4. turnkey system,
  5. turnoff,
  6. turnout,
  7. turnover,
  8. turnover flap,
  9. turnpike,
  10. turnround

Origin of turnon

1960–65, in sense “activation”; 1965–70, Americanism for current sense; noun use of verb phrase turn on

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