[kurd, koo rd; Persian koord] /kɜrd, kʊərd; Persian kurd/
a member of an Islamic people speaking and dwelling chiefly in Kurdistan.
a member of a nomadic people living chiefly in E Turkey, N Iraq, and W Iran
1610s, the people’s self-designation.
Kurds [(kurdz, koordz)]
A linguistically and culturally distinct people who inhabit parts of Syria, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and the former Soviet Union. Once part of the Ottoman Empire, they long have sought an independent nation-state, but without success. After his defeat in the Persian Gulf War, Saddam Hussein brutally repressed rebellious Kurds in northern Iraq.
[koo-re] /ˈkuˈrɛ/ noun 1. a seaport on SW Honshu, in SW Japan. /kuːˈreɪ/ noun 1. a port in SW Japan, on SW Honshu: a naval base; shipyards. Pop: 202 628 (2002 est)
[koo rg] /kʊərg/ noun 1. . [koo rg] /kʊərg/ noun 1. a former province in SW India; now part of Karnataka state. 1593 sq. mi. (4126 sq. km). /kʊəɡ/ noun 1. a former province of SW India: since 1956 part of Karnataka state
[koo r-gahn, -gan] /kʊərˈgɑn, -ˈgæn/ noun 1. a circular burial mound constructed over a pit grave and often containing grave vessels, weapons, and the bodies of horses as well as a single human body; originally in use in the Russian Steppes but later spreading into eastern, central, and northern Europe in the third millennium b.c. […]
/ˈkuːrɪ/ noun (pl) -ris 1. (NZ) Also called goorie. a mongrel dog 2. (NZ, slang) an unpleasant or unpopular person