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

  • n. A dish of southeast Asia consisting of strips of marinated meat, poultry, or seafood grilled on skewers and dipped in peanut sauce.

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  • n. A popular dish made from small pieces of meat or fish grilled on a skewer and served with a spicy peanut sauce, originating from Indonesia and Malaysia.


Malay sat├ę, satai or Indonesian sate, both perhaps of Tamil origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Malay sate. (Wiktionary)



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  • Indonesian form is sate.

    July 20, 2008

  • Westernised, it usually means any sort of Asian-ish dish with a peanut sauce.

    July 20, 2008

  • Indonesian kebab, i.e. chunks of food cooked on a stick

    July 20, 2008