Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun turkey

5 senses of turkey

Sense 1
turkey, Meleagris gallopavo -- (large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food)
       => domestic fowl, fowl, poultry -- (a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl)

Sense 2
Turkey, Republic of Turkey -- (a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923)
       INSTANCE OF=> country, state, land -- (the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries")

Sense 3
joker, turkey -- (a person who does something thoughtless or annoying; "some joker is blocking the driveway")
       => unpleasant person, disagreeable person -- (a person who is not pleasant or agreeable)

Sense 4
turkey -- (flesh of large domesticated fowl usually roasted)
       => poultry -- (flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food)

Sense 5
turkey, bomb, dud -- (an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; "the first experiment was a real turkey"; "the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned")
       => flop, bust, fizzle -- (a complete failure; "the play was a dismal flop")

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