from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A volunteer and irregular auxiliary, serving in connection with the Turkish army for maintenance, but without pay or uniform.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A soldier belonging to the irregular troops of the Turkish army.
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- noun An irregular
soldierof the Ottomanarmy.
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Fellow-soldier, be a scalawag, be a bashi-bazouk, be a
There is something about him as exotic as a samovar, as essentially un-American as a bashi-bazouk, a nose-ring or a fugue.
I wandered and wandered, till I was tired of spahi and bashi-bazouk, of
Even a bashi-bazouk must have quailed before that amazing declaration and that patient resignation to fate.
I get twenty doldars for a real odalisk and fifteen for a bashi-bazouk.