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turkey

noun

1 turkey

Large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food.

synonym: Meleagris gallopavo.

Dutch: kalkoen
Polish: indyk



2 Turkey

A Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923.

synonym: Republic of Turkey.

Dutch: Republiek Turkije, Turkije
Polish: Republika Turcji, Turcja

3 turkey

A person who does something thoughtless or annoying.

synonym: joker.

Polish: dowcipniƛ

4 turkey

Flesh of large domesticated fowl usually roasted.

Polish: indyk

5 turkey

An event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual:
— The first experiment was a real turkey.

synonyms: bomb, dud.


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