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Borrowed from Turkish kaymak (cream).


kaymak (uncountable)

  1. A creamy dairy product, similar to clotted cream, made in the Balkans, Turkey, the Middle East, Central Asia, Iran, Afghanistan, and India. It is made from the milk of water buffalos in the East or of cows in the West.


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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Turkic kañak(kañak), kayak(kayak, cream layer that forms on top of milk after boiling), from kaña-(kaña-, 1. to boil, 2. to melt, become liquid), from kañ(kañ, fountainhead, spring, source of a stream)[1], from Proto-Turkic. See kaynamak.


kaymak (definite accusative kaymağı, plural kaymaklar)

  1. kaymak
  2. (figuratively) best part of something
Nominative kaymak
Definite accusative kaymağı
Singular Plural
Nominative kaymak kaymaklar
Definite accusative kaymağı kaymakları
Dative kaymağa kaymaklara
Locative kaymakta kaymaklarda
Ablative kaymaktan kaymaklardan
Genitive kaymağın kaymakların
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular kaymağım kaymaklarım
2nd singular kaymağın kaymakların
3rd singular kaymağı kaymakları
1st plural kaymağımız kaymaklarımız
2nd plural kaymağınız kaymaklarınız
3rd plural kaymakları kaymakları
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Turkic kay-(kay-, to turn (towards a direction or a thing), look after, have interest in, pay attention to), from Proto-Turkic *kāy-, *Kāj-. Nişanyan thinks the meaning shift towards "to slip, slide" since the 15th century is due to the idiom ayağı kaymak (to loose one's footing) which is the result of turning and spraining of foot.[2]


kaymak (third-person singular simple present kayar)

  1. (intransitive) to slide; to slip, skid
    Karlı yolda kayıp belini incitti.He slipped on a snowy road and hurt his waist.
  2. (intransitive) to shift
    İlgim gitardan piyanoya kaydı.My interest shifted from the guitar to the piano.
  3. (intransitive, slang) to fuck, insult, swear
    Sana çok kötü kaymak üzereyim.I am about to insult you very badly.
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  1. ^ "kaymak" - nişanyansözlük
  2. ^ "kay-" - nişanyansözlük