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turkey

noun uk   /ˈtɜː.ki/ us    /ˈtɝː-/

turkey noun (BIRD)

B1 [C] a large bird grown for its meat on farms: a wild turkey B1 [U] the flesh of this bird used as food: roast turkey

turkey noun (FAILURE)

[C] informal something that fails badly: His last film was a complete turkey. [C] US informal a stupid or silly person: What did you do that for, you turkey?
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