Origin: earlier Turkey-cock, term orig. applied to the guinea fowl, sometimes imported through Turkey and for a time identified with the Am fowl
See turkey in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. tur·keys
Origin: After Turkey
Origin: from a confusion with the guinea fowl, once believed to have originated in Turkish territory.
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1. the political doctrines and achievements of Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938), Turkish general and statesman.
2. support of or adherence to Ataturk. —Kemalist, n., adj.
an obsession with Turkey and things Turkish.
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