Share This

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
turkey (noun)
1.
a large North American gallinaceous bird () that is domesticated in most parts of the world - Meleagris gallopavo
2.
- failure flop , especially a theatrical production that has failed
3.
three successive strikes in bowling
4.
a stupid, foolish, or inept person
Turkey (geographical name)
country Asia & Europe between Mediterranean & Black seas; formerly center of an empire (✽ Constantinople), since 1923 a republic ✽ Ankara 301,380 (780,574 ), 70,586,256 - W SE area square miles square kilometers pop see ottoman empire
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
turkey (noun)
1.
a person who lacks good sense or judgment
SYNONYMS:
berk, booby, charlie ( charley), cuckoo, ding-a-ling, dingbat, ding-dong, dipstick, doofus, featherhead, git, goose, half-wit, jackass, lunatic, mooncalf, nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit, nitwit, nut, nutcase, simp, simpleton, turkey, yo-yo
RELATED WORDS:
daredevil; madman, madwoman; airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, cretin, dodo, dolt, donkey, dope, dork [], dumbbell, dummy, dunce, fathead, gander, goon, half-wit, idiot, ignoramus, imbecile, know-nothing, knucklehead, moron, numskull ( numbskull), pinhead, schlub ( shlub) [], schlump [], schnook [], stock; featherbrain, scatterbrain; butt, dupe, laughingstock, mockery, monkey; chump, loser, schlemiel ( shlemiel); character, codger, crackbrain, crackpot, crank, kook, oddball, screwball, weirdo
NEAR ANTONYMS:
sage, thinker; brain, genius
turkey (noun)
2.
a stupid person
SYNONYMS:
airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, bonehead, bubblehead, chowderhead, chucklehead, clodpoll ( clodpole), clot, cluck, clunk, cretin, cuddy ( cuddie), deadhead, dim bulb, dimwit, dip, dodo, dolt, donkey, doofus, dope, dork, dullard, dumbbell, dumbhead, dum-dum, dummkopf, dummy, dunce, dunderhead, fathead, gander, golem, goof, goon, half-wit, hammerhead, hardhead, ignoramus, imbecile, jackass, know-nothing, knucklehead, lamebrain, loggerhead, loon, lump, lunkhead, meathead, mome, moron, mug, mutt, natural, nimrod, nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit, nitwit, noddy, noodle, numskull ( numbskull), oaf, pinhead, prat, ratbag, saphead, schlub ( shlub), schnook, simpleton, stock, stupe, stupid, thickhead, turkey, woodenhead, yahoo, yo-yo
RELATED WORDS:
booby, buffoon, fool, goose, loony, lunatic, madman, nut, zany; loser; gawk; featherbrain, scatterbrain; beast, boor, cad, churl, clown, creep, cur, heel, jerk, skunk, snake, stinker, villain; bimbette [], bimbo [], himbo
NEAR ANTONYMS:
egghead, intellect, intellectual, sage, thinker, whiz, wizard; polymath, Renaissance man; sharpie ( sharpy)
brain, genius
turkey (noun)
3.
something that has failed
SYNONYMS:
bomb, bummer, bust, catastrophe, clinker, clunker, debacle ( débâcle), disaster, dud, fiasco, fizzle, flop, frost, lemon, loser, miss, shipwreck, turkey, washout
RELATED WORDS:
also-ran, disappointment, dog, has-been, near miss; botch, hash, mess, muddle, shambles; nonevent; nonstarter
NEAR ANTONYMS:
corker, crackerjack ( crackajack), dandy, jim-dandy, phenomenon
blockbuster, hit, smash, success, winner
« Back to Dictionary

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This