Definition of Young Turk in English:

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Young Turk

Pronunciation: /ˌyəNG ˈtərk/


1A member of a revolutionary party in the Ottoman Empire who carried out the revolution of 1908 and deposed the sultan Abdul Hamid II.
1.1A young person eager for radical change to the established order.
Example sentences
  • Hague and Portillo were the young Turks of the latter Tory years.
  • It's a young Turk trying to replace the old-established star.

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