Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A native or inhabitant of Turkey.
  • n. A member of the principal ethnic group of modern-day Turkey or, formerly, of the Ottoman Empire.
  • n. A member of any of the Turkic-speaking peoples.
  • n. Obsolete A Muslim.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A member of any of the numerous ethnic groups whose majority have lived a nomadic life on the vast Eurasian steppe, speaking Turkic languages.
  • n. A person from Turkey.
  • n. A Muslim.
  • n. A bloodthirsty and savage person; vandal; barbarian.
  • n. A homosexual, assuming the active role in anal sex.
  • n. A member of a Mestee group in South Carolina.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A member of any of numerous Tartar tribes of Central Asia, etc.; esp., one of the dominant race in Turkey.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Turkey.
  • n. A Muslim; esp., one living in Turkey.
  • n. The plum weevil. See Curculio, and Plum weevil, under Plum.

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French Turc, from Turkish Türk, from Old Turkic türk, strong.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Turkish Türk (Wiktionary)

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