turkey

Definition of turkey

noun:

  • 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.

Words nearby turkey

turnkey.

Rhymes with turkey

jerky, murky, perky, quirky.

Start with turkey

turkeys.

More information about turkey

turkey unscrambled

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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