young Turk
noun Usage: often capitalized Y Etymology: Young Turks, a 20th century revolutionary party in Turkey Date: 1908 an insurgent or a member of an insurgent group especially in a political party ; radical; broadly one advocating changes within a usually established group

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  • Young Turk — Young′ Turk′ n. 1) why geg a member of a reformist and nationalist group in Turkey that was politically dominant from 1908 to 1918 2) why Also, young′ Turk′. a member of an insurgent, usu. liberal faction within a political party or other… …   From formal English to slang

  • Young Turk — n. [orig., member of early 20th c. revolutionary group in Turkey] [also y T ] any of a group of younger people seeking to take control of an organization, party, country, etc. from an entrenched, usually conservative, group of older people …   English World dictionary

  • Young Turk — noun a member of one or more of the insurgent groups in Turkey in the late 19th century who rebelled against the absolutism of Ottoman rule • Hypernyms: ↑insurgent, ↑insurrectionist, ↑freedom fighter, ↑rebel * * * I. noun Usage: usually… …   Useful english dictionary

  • young Turk — noun a young radical who agitates for reform • Hypernyms: ↑radical * * * I. noun Usage: usually capitalized Y&T Etymology: Young Turkish, member of a revolutionary party in Turkey in the early years of the 20th century : an insurgent or a member… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Young Turk — 1. a member of a Turkish reformist and nationalist party that was founded in the latter part of the 19th century and was the dominant political party in Turkey in the period 1908 18. 2. an insurgent in a political party, esp. one belonging to a… …   Universalium

  • young Turk — n. a contentious young person who goes against the system. □ The young Turks are acting up again. □ Not another young Turk! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Young Turk —   A Young Turk is a young person who is rebellious and difficult to control in a company, team or organisation …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • Young Turk — noun 1》 a young person eager for radical change to the established order. 2》 a member of a revolutionary party in the Ottoman Empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries …   English new terms dictionary

  • Young Turk — /jʌŋ ˈtɜk/ (say yung terk) noun 1. a member of a Turkish reformist and nationalist party founded in the latter half of the 19th century, which was the dominant political party in Turkey from 1908–18. 2. (also lower case) any person, especially an …   Australian English dictionary

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