Turk definition

tûrk
A member of the principal ethnic group of Turkey or, formerly, the Ottoman Empire.
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A native or inhabitant of Turkey.
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A member of the principal ethnic group of modern-day Turkey or, formerly, of the Ottoman Empire.
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A member of any of the Turkic-speaking peoples.
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Turkmenistan.
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Turkey.
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A member of any of the Turkic-speaking peoples of central Asia.
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Any of a breed of swift saddle horse developed in Turkey.
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Turkey.
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Turkish.
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A person born or living in present-day Turkey.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
turk
Plural:
turks, turks-caicos-is

Origin of turk

  • Middle English from Old French Turc from Turkish Türk from Old Turkic türk strong

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition