pezevenk

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Armenian բոզավագ (bozavag, whoremaster, pimp), from բոզ (boz, whore) and ավագ (avag, chief, head). Alternatively, from Persian پژوند (pažavand, pažvand), پژاوند (pažâvand, pimp). It may be a cognate of Azerbaijani word pəzəvəng which means huge, churl, berk, lout (compare with Serbo-Croatian makro and Ancient Greek μακρός as an example of the semantic shift).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [pezeˈveɳc]
  • Hyphenation: pe‧ze‧venk

Noun[edit]

pezevenk (definite accusative pezevengi, plural pezevenkler)

  1. (vulgar) pimp, procurer
  2. (vulgar, pejorative) a worthless, obnoxious person, usually male, without honor, morals or virtue

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References[edit]

  • pezevenk”, in Türkiye'de halk ağzından derleme sözlüğü [Compilation Dictionary of Popular Speech in Turkey] (in Turkish), Ankara: Türk Dil Kurumu, 1963–1982
  • pezevenk”, in Güncel Türkçe Sözlük [Contemporary Turkish Dictionary][1], Türk Dil Kurumu, (Please provide a date or year)
  • Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–), “pezevenk”, in Nişanyan Sözlük