turkey Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"turkey" in British English

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turkeynoun

uk   /ˈtɜː.ki/  us   /ˈtɝː-/

turkey noun (BIRD)

B1 [C] a ​largebirdgrown for ​itsmeat on ​farms: a ​wild turkeyB1 [U] the ​flesh of this ​bird used as ​food: roast turkey

turkey noun (FAILURE)

[C] informal something that ​failsbadly: His last ​film was a ​complete turkey. [C] US informal a ​stupid or ​sillyperson: What did you do that for, you turkey?

Turkeynoun

uk   /ˈtɜː.ki/  us   /ˈtɝː-/
a ​country in ​southeasternEurope and ​WesternAsia
(Definition of turkey from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"turkey" in American English

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turkeynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈtɜr·ki/
a ​largeNorth American ​birdgrown for ​food, or the ​flesh of this ​bird: [C] wild turkeys [U] roast turkey
(Definition of turkey from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “turkey”
in Korean 터키, 칠면조…
in Arabic ديك رومي…
in Malaysian ayam belanda, daging ayam belanda…
in French dindon, dinde…
in Russian индюк, индейка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鳥, 火雞, 火雞肉…
in Italian tacchino…
in Turkish hindi…
in Polish indyk…
in Spanish pavo…
in Vietnamese gà tây, thịt gà tây…
in Portuguese peru…
in Thai ไก่งวง, เนื้อไก่งวง…
in German der Truthahn…
in Catalan gall dindi…
in Japanese 七面鳥, ターキー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鸟, 火鸡, 火鸡肉…
in Indonesian kalkun, daging kalkun…
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