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Noun: turkey  tur-kee
  1. Large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food
    - Meleagris gallopavo
     
  2. A person who does something thoughtless or annoying
    "some turkey is blocking the driveway";
    - joker
     
  3. Flesh of large domesticated fowl usually roasted
     
  4. An event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual
    "the first experiment was a real turkey";
    - bomb, dud, flop, clunker [N. Amer]
Noun: Turkey  tur-kee
  1. 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
    - Republic of Turkey

Derived forms: turkeys

Type of: bust, country, disagreeable person, domestic fowl, fizzle, flop, fowl, land, poultry, state, unpleasant person

Part of: Anatolia, Asia Minor, Balkan Peninsula, Balkans, genus Meleagris, Meleagris, Middle East, Mideast, NATO, Near East, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation [Brit], North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Encyclopedia: Turkey, New Jersey