[ turn-oh-ver ]
/ ˈtɜrnˌoʊ vər /



that is or may be turned over.
having a part that turns over, as a collar.

Nearby words

  1. turnkey project,
  2. turnkey system,
  3. turnoff,
  4. turnon,
  5. turnout,
  6. turnover flap,
  7. turnpike,
  8. turnround,
  9. turnsole,
  10. turnspit

Origin of turnover

First recorded in 1605–15; noun use of verb phrase turn over

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Word Origin and History for turnover



1650s, "action of turning over," from the verbal phrase; see turn (v.) + over (adv.); meaning "kind of pastry tart" is attested from 1798. Meaning "number of employees leaving a place and being replaced" is recorded from 1955.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper