[ turvz ]
/ tɜrvz /

noun Chiefly British.

plural of turf.

Definition for turves (2 of 2)


[ turf ]
/ tɜrf /

noun, plural turfs, (especially British) turves.

verb (used with object)

to cover with turf or sod.
British Slang. to remove from a desirable office or position; expel; kick out: He was turfed from leadership of the group.

Origin of turf

before 900; 1930–35 for def 5; Middle English, Old English, cognate with Dutch turf, German Torf (< LG), Old Norse torf, akin to Sanskrit darbha tuft of grass. See turbary

Related forms

turf·less, adjectiveturf·like, adjectivere·turf, verb (used with object)un·turfed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for turves (1 of 2)


/ (tɜːvz) /


a plural of turf

British Dictionary definitions for turves (2 of 2)


/ (tɜːf) /

noun plural turfs or turves (tɜːvz)


(tr) to cover with pieces of turf

Word Origin for turf

Old English; related to Old Norse torfa, Old High German zurba, Sanskrit darbha tuft of grass
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