Bashi-bazouk Bash"i-ba*zouk" (b[a^]sh"[i^]*b[.a]*z[=oo]k"), n. [Turkish, light-headed, a foolish fellow.] A soldier belonging to the irregular troops of the Turkish army. [1913 Webster]

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  • bashi-bazouk — [bash΄ē bə zo͞ok′] n. [Turk bashi bozuq < bashi, head + bozuq, disorderly, unkempt] a member of the notoriously brutal 19th cent. Turkish irregulars …   English World dictionary

  • Bashi-bazouk — A bashi bazouk or bashibazouk (Turkish başıbozuk , damaged head , meaning leaderless , disorderly ) was an irregular soldier of the Ottoman army. They were noted for their lack of discipline. Although Turkish armies always contained bashi bazouk… …   Wikipedia

  • bashi-bazouk — /bash ee beuh zoohk /, n. (formerly) one of a class of irregular mounted troops in the Turkish military service. [1850 55; < Turk basi bozuk civilian, irregular, orig., leaderless, not attached (to a regular military unit), lit., (one) whose head …   Universalium

  • bashi-bazouk — bashi ba·zouk …   English syllables

  • bashi-bazouk — noun An irregular soldier of the Ottoman army …   Wiktionary

  • bashi-bazouk —   n. Turkish mercenary soldier …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • bashi-bazouk — ˌbashēbəˈzük noun ( s) Etymology: Turkish başı bozuk irregular soldier, from baş head, leader + bozuk depraved, corrupt 1. a. : a member of an irregular ill disciplined auxiliary of the Ottoman Empire b. : irregular …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bashi-bazouk (disambiguation) — A bashi bazouk was an irregular soldier of the Ottoman army. The term may also refer to one of the following.* Bashi bazouk is a common oath uttered by Captain Haddock in comic book series The Adventures of Tintin * Bashi Bazouk is the name of a… …   Wikipedia

  • Bashi-Bazoukery — Baˈshi Bazoukˈery noun • • • Main Entry: ↑Bashi Bazouk …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bachi-bouzouk — Bashi Bazouk Chieftain by Jean Léon Gérôme, French. Oil, 1881 …   Wikipédia en Français

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