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English definition of “turkey”


noun uk   /ˈtɜː.ki/ us    /ˈtɝː-/

turkey noun (BIRD)

B1 [C] a large bird grown for its meat on farms: a wild turkeyKinds of meat B1 [U] the flesh of this bird used as food: roast turkeyDucks, geese and game birds

turkey noun (FAILURE)

[C] informal something that fails badly: His last film was a complete turkey.FailuresAccidents and disastersHigher and lower points of achievement [C] US informal a stupid or silly person: What did you do that for, you turkey?Stupid and silly people
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