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What does young Turk mean?

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young Turk


The phrase young Turk refers to a young person who is progressive, rebellious, and difficult to control in an organization, political party, team, etc.

The origin of the idiom

The idioms can be traced back to a revolutionary group in Turkey during the early 20th century. The phrase spread and has been used for various politicians, businessmen, and others who attempt to bring about a radical change in an organization.


Alan was a young Turk who could not be tamed.

He was a young Turk, a militant who was fighting for radical reform.

This idiom is in the nationalities category

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