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Main Entry: Turk
Pronunciation: 't&rk
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Turkish; Middle French Turc, from Medieval Latin or Turkish; Medieval Latin Turcus, from Turkish Türk
1 : a member of any of numerous Asian peoples speaking Turkic languages who live in a region extending from the Balkans to eastern Siberia and western China
2 : a native or inhabitant of Turkey
3 archaic : one who is cruel or tyrannical
4 : MUSLIM; specifically : a Muslim subject of the Turkish sultan
5 : a Turkish horse; specifically : a Turkish strain of Arab and crossbred horses
6 often not capitalized : a usually young dynamic person eager for change; especially : YOUNG TURK

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