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Young turk   /jəŋ tərk/   Listen
Young turk

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.
A young radical who agitates for reform.

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"Young turk" Quotes from Famous Books

... lovable child, and, look here, Tom, old man, I'll tell you something that has made me grizzle in secret for many years—Lizzie doesn't care for her. I don't mind her being a bit sharp with the boy how and then, for he's a terrible young Turk at times, and I'm too easy with him; but little Mary is such a gentle, soft sort of kid, that I wonder how anyone could possibly help loving her. But, somehow or other, Lizzie doesn't. Still, within the last few ...
— Tom Gerrard - 1904 • Louis Becke

Words linked to "Young turk" :   insurrectionist, freedom fighter, rebel, insurgent, radical

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