An example of turf is a patch of lawn.
An example of turf is a baseball team's home field.
An example of turf is the area that a gang sees as their own.
An example of turf is to change a cemented area into grass.
Turfed the front yard.
- To throw out; remove, discard, dismiss, etc.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of turf
- Middle English from Old English
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English turf, torf, from Old English turf (“turf, sod, soil, piece of grass covered earth, greensward"), from Proto-Germanic *turbaz (“turf, lawn"), from Proto-Indo-European *dorbh- (“tuft, grass"). Cognate with Dutch turf (“turf"), Low German torf (“turf"), German dialectal Turbe (“turf"), German Torf (“peat, turf"), Swedish torf (“turf"), Icelandic torf (“turf"), Sanskrit [script?] (darbha, “a kind of grass").