Turk

Turk

[turk]
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Turkey.
2.
(formerly) a native or inhabitant of the Ottoman Empire.
3.
a Muslim, especially a subject of the Sultan of Turkey.
4.
a member of any of the peoples speaking Turkic languages.
5.
one of a breed of Turkish horses closely related to the Arabian horse.
6.
any Turkish horse.
8.
Archaic. a cruel, brutal, and domineering man.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle EnglishTurkish Türk; compare Medieval Latin Turcus, Medieval Greek Toûrkos, Middle French turc, Italian turco, Persian turk

non-Turk, noun
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Turk.

2.
Turkish. Also, Turk.
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Turk (tɜːk)
 
n
1.  a native, inhabitant, or citizen of Turkey
2.  a native speaker of any Turkic language, such as an inhabitant of Turkmenistan or Kyrgyzstan
3.  obsolete, derogatory a violent, brutal, or domineering person

Turk.
 
abbreviation for
1.  Turkey
2.  Turkish

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Word Origin & History

Turk
c.1300, from Fr. Turc, from M.L. Turcus, from Byzantine Gk. Tourkos, Pers. turk, a national name, of unknown origin. Said to mean "strength" in Turkish. Cf. Chinese tu-kin, name given c.177 B.C.E. as that of a people living south of the Altai Mountains (identified by some with the Huns). In Persian,
turk, in addition to the national name, also could mean "a beautiful youth," "a barbarian," "a robber." Meaning "person of Irish descent" is first recorded 1914 in U.S., apparently originating among Irish-Americans; of unknown origin (Ir. torc "boar, hog" has been suggested). The country name Turkey (c.1369) is from M.L. Turchia. Young Turk (1908) was a member of an early 20c. political group in the Ottoman Empire that sought rejuvenation of the Turkish nation. Turkish bath is attested from 1644; Turkish delight from 1877.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
Turk.
  1. Turkey

  2. Turkish

  3. Turkmenistan

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