or sa·tay, sa·té
- a Southeast Asian, especially Indonesian and Malaysian, dish of marinated, bite-size pieces of meat, skewered, barbecued, and usually served with a peanut-flavored dipping sauce.
Origin of sate3
satai or sat
- barbecued spiced meat cooked on skewers usually made from the stems of coconut leaves
- to satisfy (a desire or appetite) fully
- to supply beyond capacity or desire
- archaic a past tense and past participle of sit
Word Origin and History for satay
1934, from Malay or Javanese satai.
"to satisfy, surfeit," c.1600, alteration (by influence of Latin satiare "satiate") of Middle English saden "become satiated; satiate," from Old English sadian "to satiate, fill; be sated, get wearied," from Proto-Germanic *sadon "to satisfy, sate," from root *sa- "to satisfy" (see sad (adj.)). Related: Sated; sating.