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

Derived forms: turkeys

Type of: bust [informal], clinker [N. Amer, informal], country, disagreeable person, domestic fowl, epic fail [informal], fizzle, flop [informal], 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