Definition of Young Turk in English:

Young Turk


  • 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. 1.1 A young person eager for radical change to the established order.
      ‘the Young Turks of the Faculty demolished the idea of the self’
      • ‘Hague and Portillo were the young Turks of the latter Tory years.’
      • ‘It's a young Turk trying to replace the old-established star.’
      activist, extremist, radical, enthusiast, supporter, follower, devotee, zealot, fanatic, sectarian, partisan
      View synonyms