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Definition of "turnabout" [turnabout]

  • The act of turning about and facing or moving in the opposite direction. (noun)
  • A shift or change in opinion, loyalty, or allegiance. (noun)
  • A dance or party to which girls invite boys. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "turnabout" in a sentence
  • "They have also "gotten" conservative to very conservative nominees for the last several justices – turnabout is fair play."
  • "The difference between you and I (feel free to opt out of the "stereotype" if you wish, but turnabout is fair play, so as you stereotype me I will return the favor) ... the difference is that I support all of our rights and any privilege that does not interfere with the rights of others."
  • "We've seen The Last Man on Earth, seems that turnabout is fair play."