Definition of "turkey" [tur•key]

  • (noun) A large North American bird (Meleagris gallopavo) that has brownish plumage and a bare wattled head and neck and is widely domesticated for food.
  • (noun) A related bird (Agriocharis ocellata) of Mexico and Central America, brilliantly colored and having eyelike spots on its tail.
  • (noun) Slang A person considered inept or undesirable.
  • (noun) Slang A failure, especially a failed theatrical production or movie.
  • (noun) Sports Three consecutive strikes in bowling.

Use "turkey" in a sentence

  • "- TURKEY HUNT PREVIEW When Thomas Washburn, 14, of Woodbury, heads into the turkey woods in about a week, he'll try to accomplish something on his first hunt that his grandfather, Reinhard Riessen, a veteran of many hunts near Mankato, has never done: bag a gobbler."
  • "But what Schider's memories of Thanksgivings in New York suggest is that "Turkey Day" for vegans and vegetarians is about everything but the turkey."
  • "3 Responses to "How to Make Turkey Edible" just deep fry the turkey."

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