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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Small, often fried food preparations eaten as snacks in South Asian cuisine and traditionally sold by street vendors.
  • noun One of these preparations.

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  • noun any savory snack, sold from a roadside stall in India, or served as a starter in an Indian restaurant

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hindi and Urdu cāṭ, a lick, taste, from cāṭnā, to lick, taste, from Prakrit caṭṭēi, he licks, probably of imitative origin.]

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