chai

1
[ she ]
/ ʃɛ /
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noun, plural chais [she] /ʃɛ/. French.

a shed or other aboveground building where a winemaker stores wine in casks.

Nearby words

  1. chagres,
  2. chagrin,
  3. chagrined,
  4. chagul,
  5. chahar,
  6. chaikovski,
  7. chaillu, paul belloni du,
  8. chain,
  9. chain coral,
  10. chain drive

chai

2
[ chahy ]
/ tʃaɪ /

noun

a drink of tea made with cardamom and various other spices, milk, and a sweetener.

Origin of chai

2
1970-75; < Turkish çay and Russian, Persian, Hindi, Urdu chay “tea,” ultimately from Chinese chá tea

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British Dictionary definitions for chai

chai

/ (tʃaɪ) /

noun

tea, esp as made in India with added spices

Word Origin for chai

C20: Indian

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Word Origin and History for chai

chai

n.

"tea," 1919, from the Russian or Arabic word for "tea" (see tea, and cf. cha). Now used especially of spiced teas.

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