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- n. Alternative form of young Turk.
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- n. a young radical who agitates for reform
- n. a member of one or more of the insurgent groups in Turkey in the late 19th century who rebelled against the absolutism of Ottoman rule
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The Young Turk is the son of the Old Turk, and the Djimiet thought to attain its end by assuming a bullying attitude.
The late one had belonged to the Young Turk party, but the cheery Moslems of Djakova – hearing that other towns were deposing their governors – promptly chivied him, Constitution having, to their minds, done away with the necessity of any Turkish representative.
I thought of the bright, tidy Vlah women, of the civilised Serbs, of the poor Catholic women in Djakova, their clean rooms and intelligent questions; and I asked myself if they were not after all right when they said, "The Young Turk is the son of the Old Turk."
The idea here is to be not a Young Turk out of his element with an older woman, but a youthful gentleman brought into his element through the ministrations of a woman bashful enough to wear a sarong, gentle enough to mop the drool from a baby’s chin.