(formerly) one of a class of irregular mounted troops in the Turkish military service.
Even a bashi-bazouk must have quailed before that amazing declaration and that patient resignation to fate.
The Skipper and the Skipped Holman Day
But may I ask what all this means, and why you were hiding behind my curtains as though you were a burglar or a bashi-bazouk?
Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
I get twenty doldars for a real odalisk and fifteen for a bashi-bazouk.
Felix O’Day F. Hopkinson Smith
There is something about him as exotic as a samovar, as essentially un-American as a bashi-bazouk, a nose-ring or a fugue.
A Book of Prefaces H. L. Mencken
As I looked six spearmen started out and spurred full speed at our bashi-bazouk, who was some two hundred yards behind us.
Tent Work in Palestine Claude Reignier Conder
The sand of the desert, Seti’s breath and the tail of his yelek made the coat of bashi-bazouk like silk.
Donovan Pasha And Some People Of Egypt, Complete Gilbert Parker
When we clattered into the cobbled street, we found a solitary bashi-bazouk armed with a Winchester repeating rifle.
Recollections David Christie Murray
(formerly) one of a class of irregular mounted troops in the Turkish military service. noun (in the 19th century) one of a group of irregular Turkish soldiers notorious for their brutality
the act of beating, whipping, or thrashing: a series of unsolved bashings and robberies. a decisive defeat: We gave the visiting team a good bashing. unprovoked physical assaults against members of a specified group: gay-bashing. verbal abuse, as of a group or a nation: feminist-bashing; China-bashing. to strike with a crushing or smashing blow. Chiefly […]
a member of a people living in the Bashkir Autonomous Republic and adjacent areas. the Turkic language of the Bashkir, closely related to Tatar. Historical Examples On his way he had been joined by large bodies of the Kirghis and Bashkir nomads. Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15) Charles Morris This Bashkir, however, was not […]
- Bashkir autonomous republic
an autonomous republic in the Russian Federation in Europe. 55,430 sq. mi. (143,600 sq. km). Capital: Ufa.