Young Turk

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n young Turk a young radical who agitates for reform
    • n 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
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Idioms

Young Turk - A Young Turk is a young person who is rebellious and difficult to control in a company, team or organisation.
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Usage

In literature:

THE YOUNG TURKS PRESENTED THIS AS THE FIRST SNAP OF THEIR OFFICIAL CAMERA.
"A Fantasy of Mediterranean Travel" by S. G. Bayne
The same author describes the operation as performed on the young Turks and the accompanying ceremonies.
"History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present" by Peter Charles Remondino
Fancy a decent young woman trusting herself alone with a Turk!
"Fair Margaret" by Francis Marion Crawford
Finally they too organized, and this was the beginning of the Young Turk party.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
The Turks who rule in Muslim lands take very young boys as slaves and raise them in barracks to be soldiers.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Indeed, I should be with him, and though he be in the trap of the Young Turks.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
With the coming of the Young Turks the lot of the unhappy Armenians had apparently bettered.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
Turkey has been shaken by a revolt of "The Young Turks," and the demand for more popular government.
"Christ, Christianity and the Bible" by I. M. Haldeman
She is even trying under the 'Young Turks' to become Occidental.
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
They used to say that the young Turk knew as well how to conquer a woman's heart as a foe on the battlefield.
"The Golden Age in Transylvania" by Mór Jókai
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In news:

The xx Coexist Young Turks/XL When The xx's self-titled debut made its way into the public consciousness back around late 2009, it was like nothing else I was listening to.
Even as a young turk, Johnny Cash sang with the voice of experience.
That's the name adopted by a group of young Finnish composers in the 1970s, a name that could apply to any group of musical young turks who think they have something new to say.
It's starting to become a cliché—a young turk produces a comeback album for an elder statesman, reestablishing the latter's relevance and creative powers.
In the first three-game series of the young season, the South Whidbey baseball team swept aside the Sultan Turks for the third straight victory of the season, 6-1.
Cenk Uygur and "The Young Turks".
The host of Current TV's "The Young Turks," Cenk Uygur , talks about Obama 2012, campaign finance reform, and the impact of the Occupy movement.
Where are the new "young Turks" of New Zealand's policy-making.
You may already know that indie rockers the xx will release their new album 'Coexist' on Sept 11 through Young Turks, and you may have even heard a few snippets of songs bound for the disc.
You may already know that indie rockers the xx will release their new album ' Coexist ' on Sept 11 through Young Turks, and you may have even heard a few snippets of songs bound for the disc.
In April, the U.K.-based record label Young Turks released 500 vinyl copies of You Drive Me To Plastic , the debut non-LP by London producer Bullion.
In April, the U.K.-based record label Young Turks released 500 vinyl copies of You Drive Me To Plastic, the debut non-LP by London producer Bullion.
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