UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'turkey', 'Turkey': /ˈtɜːki/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈtɝki/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling'turkey', 'Turkey': (tûrkē)

Inflections of 'turkey' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (Can be used as a collective plural)
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [roast, grilled, stuffed, Thanksgiving, Christmas] turkey
  2. [rear, keep, hunt] turkeys
  3. [roast, cook, bake] turkey (for dinner)
  4. (decided to) quit cold turkey
  5. quit [smoking, coffee] cold turkey
  6. did you really [go out, speak, sleep] with that turkey?
  7. UK: this [car, TV, cellphone] is a turkey!
  8. UK: the movie was a [complete, total] turkey
  9. UK: it would be like turkeys voting for Christmas
  10. was [born, raised, educated] in Turkey
  11. Turkey was [ruled, occupied] by the Ottomans
  12. the [Republic, government, coast] of Turkey
  13. the [European, Asian] part of Turkey
n as adj
  1. a turkey [sandwich, dinner, breast]
  2. turkey [stuffing, recipes]
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