Definition of turf


  • surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots. Synonyms: greensward, sod, sward.
  • the territory claimed by a juvenile gang as its own.
  • range of jurisdiction or influence; "a bureaucracy...chiefly concerned with turf...and protecting the retirement system".


  • cover (the ground) with a surface layer of grass or grass roots.

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Words nearby turf

surf, trf, tuff, turd, turk, turn, turp.

Rhymes with turf

serf, surf.

Start with turf

turfman, turfing, turfy, turfless, turfed, turfmen, turfier, turfskis, turfskiings, turfgrasses, turfskiing, turfiest, turfs, turfgrass, turfski, turflike.

More information about turf

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • turf is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 7 points
  • turf is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 7 points
  • turf is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 8 points
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