One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of a revolutionary party in the Ottoman Empire who carried out the revolution of 1908 and deposed the sultan Abdul Hamid II.
- 1.1 A young person eager for radical change to the established order.‘the Young Turks of the Faculty demolished the idea of the self’
activist, extremist, radical, enthusiast, supporter, follower, devotee, zealot, fanatic, sectarian, partisanView synonyms
- ‘It's a young Turk trying to replace the old-established star.’
- ‘Hague and Portillo were the young Turks of the latter Tory years.’
- 1.1 A young person eager for radical change to the established order.
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