turkey /ˈtɚki/ noun
plural turkeys
plural turkeys
Learner's definition of TURKEY
[count] plural also turkey : a large American bird that is related to the chicken and that is hunted or raised by people for its meat see color picture on this page
[noncount] : the meat of the turkey used as food often used before another noun
[count] US, informal
: something (such as a play or movie) that has failed
: a stupid or foolish person

talk turkey

chiefly US, informal
: to speak with someone in a plain, clear, or honest way
see also cold turkey