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or chutnee

[chuht-nee] /ˈtʃʌt ni/
noun, plural chutneys.
a sauce or relish of East Indian origin, often compounded of both sweet and sour ingredients, as fruits and herbs, with spices and other seasoning.
Origin of chutney
First recorded in 1805-15, chutney is from the Hindi word chatnī Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for chutney
Historical Examples
  • I still have to confess that I do not see what there is to fight about in the matter of chutney.

  • Now you understand that I want chutney, and chutney I am going to have.

  • It is not that we care for chutney at all, but that we simply are bound to have it.

  • If there were a bottle of chutney at every table, the delights of chutney would be gone.

  • I am sorry that I have no cards about me, but my name in chutney.

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon
  • “We may be thankful we got away with whole skins,” said chutney.

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon
  • It was perilous, of course, but some one had to do it, and why not chutney?

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon
  • If Indian chutney is served with curry it is a great addition.

    Allied Cookery

    Grace Glergue Harrison and Gertrude Clergue
  • "Like Paprika and chutney," she burst into a half-laugh, looking meaningly at Sard.

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock
  • chutney, too--devilish fond of chutney, the old boy was; quite a gastro-maniac.

    Alone Norman Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for chutney


a pickle of Indian origin, made from fruit, vinegar, spices, sugar, etc: mango chutney
a type of music popular in the Caribbean Asian community, much influenced by calypso
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi catni, of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for chutney

1813, from Hindi chatni.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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