Definition of turkey


  • large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food. Synonyms: Meleagris gallopavo.
  • 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. Synonyms: Republic of Turkey, Turkey.
  • a person who does something thoughtless or annoying; "some joker is blocking the driveway". Synonyms: joker.
  • flesh of large domesticated fowl usually roasted.
  • an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; "the first experiment was a real turkey", "the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned". Synonyms: bomb, dud.

Related words

gobbler, tom.

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Rhymes with turkey

jerky, murky, perky, quirky.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • turkey is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 13 points
  • turkey is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 13 points
  • turkey is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 13 points
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