follow Dictionary.com

9 Grammatical Pitfalls

bashi-bazouk

[bash-ee-buh-zook] /ˌbæʃ i bəˈzuk/
noun
1.
(formerly) one of a class of irregular mounted troops in the Turkish military service.
Origin of bashi-bazouk
1850-1855
1850-55; < Turkish başι-bozuk civilian, irregular, orig., leaderless, not attached (to a regular military unit), literally, (one) whose head (is) broken
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for bashibazouk

bashibazouk

/ˌbæʃɪbəˈzuːk/
noun
1.
(in the 19th century) one of a group of irregular Turkish soldiers notorious for their brutality
Word Origin
C19: from Turkish başibozuk irregular soldier, from bas head + bozuk corrupt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for bashi-bazouk

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for bashibazouk

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends