Definitions

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

  • noun A member of a Turkish reformist and nationalist political party active in the early 1900s.
  • noun A young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party.
  • noun A young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations.

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  • noun Alternative form of young Turk.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a young radical who agitates for reform
  • noun 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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Examples

  • Cenkâ™s 6 p.m. slot is now going to Al Sharpton -- MUUUUCH safer -- but not before the Young Turk threw a few haymakers. âœI think sometimes MSNBC confuses Democrats for progressives,❠he emailed HuffPost Hill. âœSupporting a perspective makes perfect sense and is exactly what talk show hosts are supposed to do.

    HUFFPOST HILL -- Obama, Boehner, Bad, Weak

  • While Los Angeles's Gustavo Dudamel and Philadelphia's Yannick Nézet-Séguin have been getting the lion's share of the headlines, the Young Turk to watch for my money is Nelsons.

    Lucerne's Parade of Orchestras Dazzles and Delights

  • Robin Black's marvelous short story collection, which has been needlessly ignored by The New York Times and The Washington Post, is very much on the level: far better than anything written by that lumbering Young Turk.

    What Characters Read Books on Television?

  • Robin Black's marvelous short story collection, which has been needlessly ignored by The New York Times and The Washington Post, is very much on the level: far better than anything written by that lumbering Young Turk.

    Memorial Day

  • Robin Black's marvelous short story collection, which has been needlessly ignored by The New York Times and The Washington Post, is very much on the level: far better than anything written by that lumbering Young Turk.

    Long Live Nothing, Built From Nothing: A Manifesto

  • Robin Black's marvelous short story collection, which has been needlessly ignored by The New York Times and The Washington Post, is very much on the level: far better than anything written by that lumbering Young Turk.

    Literary Podcasts

  • Robin Black's marvelous short story collection, which has been needlessly ignored by The New York Times and The Washington Post, is very much on the level: far better than anything written by that lumbering Young Turk.

    Is the New York Times Banning “Tweet” in the Newsroom?

  • There was a whole group of us Young Turk poets who hung out at the Savoy Tivoli inNorthBeach.

    The Great San Francisco Poetry Wars, 13

  • Robin Black's marvelous short story collection, which has been needlessly ignored by The New York Times and The Washington Post, is very much on the level: far better than anything written by that lumbering Young Turk.

    Why Does Michiko Kakutani Hate Fiction So Much?

  • "Large-scale genocidal acts were committed starting with Sultan Abdul Hamid's massacre of 300,000 Armenians from 1894 to 1896; the subsequent killings of 30,000 Armenians in Adana by the Young Turk regime in 1909; culminating in the Genocide of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 to 1923; and followed by forced Turkification and deportation of tens of thousands of Armenians by the Republic of Turkey."

    Harut Sassounian: British House of Commons: Demanding Justice For Armenians, Not Just Genocide Recognition

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