American English

Definition of turkey noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a large bird that is often kept for its meat, eaten especially on Thanksgiving
  2. 2[uncountable] meat from a turkey roast turkey
  3. 3[countable] (informal) a failure His latest movie is a real turkey.
  4. 4[countable] (informal) a stupid or useless person see also cold turkey
  5. Idioms
    talk turkey (informal)
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    to talk about something seriously
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: turkey