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Turk

 (tûrk)
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Turkey.
2. A member of the principal ethnic group of modern-day Turkey or, formerly, of the Ottoman Empire.
3. A member of any of the Turkic-speaking peoples.

[Middle English, from Old French turc, from Turkish Türk; akin to Old Turkic türk, perhaps from türk, ripe, vigorous, strong.]
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Turk

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

(tɜrk)

n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Turkey.
2. a Turkish-speaking citizen of the Ottoman Empire.
3. a member of any Turkic-speaking people.
4.
a. one of a breed of Turkish horses closely related to the Arabian horse.
b. any Turkish horse.
[1300–50; Middle English « Turkish Türk; compare Medieval Latin Turcus, Medieval Greek Toûrkos]

Turk.

Turkey.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Turk - a native or inhabitant of TurkeyTurk - a native or inhabitant of Turkey  
Republic of Turkey, 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
Osmanli, Ottoman, Ottoman Turk - a Turk (especially a Turk who is a member of the tribe of Osman I)
Turki - any member of the peoples speaking a Turkic language
effendi - a former Turkish term of respect; especially for government officials
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Translations
Turek
tyrker
turkkilainen
Turčin
török
トルコ人
터키 사람
turk
ชาวตุรกี
người Thổ Nhĩ Kỳ

Turk

[tɜːk] N
1. (from Turkey) → turco/a m/f
2. (fig) (esp Pol) → elemento m alborotador
young Turkjoven reformista mf
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Turk

[ˈtɜːrk] nTurc (Turque)m/f
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Turk

nTürke m, → Türkin f
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Turk

[tɜːk] nturco/a
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Turk

تُرْكِيّ Turek tyrker Türke Τούρκος turco turkkilainen Turc Turčin turco トルコ人 터키 사람 Turk tyrker Turek turco турок turk ชาวตุรกี Türk người Thổ Nhĩ Kỳ 土耳其人
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References in classic literature ?
"Safie related that her mother was a Christian Arab, seized and made a slave by the Turks; recommended by her beauty, she had won the heart of the father of Safie, who married her.
The Turk, amazed and delighted, endeavoured to kindle the zeal of his deliverer by promises of reward and wealth.
We returned to Constantinople, and the following year, seventy-three, it became known that Don John had seized Tunis and taken the kingdom from the Turks, and placed Muley Hamet in possession, putting an end to the hopes which Muley Hamida, the cruelest and bravest Moor in the world, entertained of returning to reign there.
The fort also fell; but the Turks had to win it inch by inch, for the soldiers who defended it fought so gallantly and stoutly that the number of the enemy killed in twenty-two general assaults exceeded twenty-five thousand.
They were speaking of the last telegram stating that the Turks had been for three days in succession beaten at all points and put to flight, and that tomorrow a decisive engagement was expected.
The Turks sit cross-legged in them, and work and trade and smoke long pipes, and smell like--like Turks.
That was the taking of Constantinople by the Turks.
For soldiers, I find the generals commonly in their hortatives, put men in mind of their wives and children; and I think the despising of marriage amongst the Turks, maketh the vulgar soldier more base.
By sea, we foresaw the hazard we run of falling into the hands of the Turks, amongst whom we should lose, if not our lives, at least our liberty, and be for ever prevented from reaching the court of Aethiopia.
Granting other whales to be in sight, the fishermen will seldom give chase to one of these Grand Turks; for these Grand Turks are too lavish of their strength, and hence their unctuousness is small.
The examples of these two governments in our time are the Turk and the King of France.
Seth knew Turk Smollet, the half dangerous old wood chopper whose peculiarities added so much of color to the life of the village.