[ chuh-pah-tee, -pat-ee ]
/ tʃəˈpɑ ti, -ˈpæt i /
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noun, plural cha·pa·ti, cha·pa·tis, cha·pa·ties.Indian Cooking.
a flat pancakelike bread, usually of whole-wheat flour, baked on a griddle.
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Origin of chapati
First recorded in 1855–60, chapati is from the Hindi word capāti
Words nearby chapati
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Example sentences from the Web for chapati
The word represents the Hindustani chapati, and is applied to the usual form of native bread, the staple food of upper India.
Someone had given us two pice, and with this we bought a pice chapati and a pice of sugarcane, and dined off this.Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier|T. L. Pennell
British Dictionary definitions for chapati
/ (tʃəˈpætɪ, -ˈpʌtɪ, -ˈpɑːtɪ) /
noun plural -ti, -tis or -ties
(in Indian cookery) a flat coarse unleavened bread resembling a pancake
Word Origin for chapati
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