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English definition of “turkey”

turkey

noun (FAILURE)    /ˈtɜː.ki/ US  /ˈtɝː-/
[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
(Definition of turkey noun (FAILURE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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