Word of the Week: BASHI-BAZOUK

March 22 21:16 2011 Print This Article

Bashi-bazouk makes me think of what a raging barbarian might say in battle. “Let’s go bash in some heads and go biserk. Bashi-Bazouk!!” Bashi-bazouk literally means “Damaged head” ; or leaderless, and refered to a mercenaries of the Ottoman army. The Bashi-Bazouk were part of the army but were not paid by the government and

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