Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A member of any of numerous Tartar tribes of Central Asia, etc.; esp., one of the dominant race in Turkey.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of Turkey.
  • noun Archaic A Muslim; esp., one living in Turkey.
  • noun (Zoöl.) The plum weevil. See Curculio, and Plum weevil, under Plum.
  • noun (Bot.) A plant of the genus Melocactus; Turk's head. See Melon cactus, under Melon.
  • noun (Naut.), (Bot.) See Turk's cap (c) above.
  • noun (Bot.) a plant of the genus Ranunculus; crowfoot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French Turc, from Turkish Türk, from Old Turkic türk, strong.]

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From Turkish Türk

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