çatlak

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Turkish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • çatlaḫ (dialectal, Gürün, sense “prostitute” only)

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Azeri çatlaq.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

çatlak (comparative daha çatlak, superlative en çatlak)

  1. split, slit, cracked, fissured
  2. chapped (skin)
  3. cracked, uneven in tone (of voice)
  4. (figuratively, colloquial) crazy, loony, cracked, nuts
  5. (dialectal, Mesudiye) prostitute

Noun[edit]

çatlak (definite accusative çatlağı, plural çatlaklar)

  1. crack, split; fissure
  2. chap, crack (on the skin)
  3. crack in the bone

Declension[edit]

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References[edit]

  • çatlak in (1963–1982), Türkiye'de halk ağzından derleme sözlüğü [Compilation Dictionary of Popular Speech in Turkey], in 12 vols, Ankara: Türk Dil Kurumu, volume III, page 1091a