Bashi-bazouk meaning

bazhēbəzo͝ok
A member of the notoriously brutal 19th-cent. Turkish irregulars.
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Alternative spelling of bashi-bazouk.
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An irregular soldier of the Ottoman army.
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Origin of bashi-bazouk

  • From Turkish başıbozuk, from Ottoman Turkish باشی بوزوق (“an irregular soldier, literally 'broken-head'”)

    From Wiktionary