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From Ottoman Turkish ياپشمق ‎(yapmak, to do, make, arrange, complete), from Proto-Turkic *jAp- ‎(to make, create, arrange).[1]

Cognate with Karakhanid [script needed] ‎(yap-, to build), Old Uighur [script needed] ‎(yap-, to make, create).


yapmak (third-person singular simple present yapar)

  1. (transitive) to make; to build, construct, fashion; to create; to manufacture; to produce; to prepare
    Sana kek yaptım.‎ ― I made a cake for you. (Literally to you)
  2. (transitive) to do; to busy oneself with, act, behave
    Ödevini yaptın mı?‎ ― Did you do your homework?
  3. (transitive) to repair, fix
    Babam bozuk lambayı yaptı.‎ ― My father fixed the defective lamp.
  4. (intransitive, with dative case) to defecate
  5. (slang, colloquial) to have sexual intercourse, to fuck
    Sen o oğlanla yaptın mı?‎ ― Did you do that boy?

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  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*jAp-”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill