chai

1
[she]

chai

2
[chahy]
noun
  1. 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 chais

chai

noun
  1. tea, esp as made in India with added spices

Word Origin for chai

C20: Indian
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Word Origin and History for chais

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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