young Turk

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A young person who agitates for political or other reform; a young person with a rebellious disposition.

Etymology:

  • Calque of French Jeune-Turc, from which also Turkish Jön Türk has been borrowed.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'young Turk':

young TurkFrom the mid-19th to the mid-20th century, a member of a movement that campaigned for reform of the Ottoman Empire.
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