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or chut·nee

[ chuht-nee ]
/ ˈtʃʌt ni /

noun, plural chut·neys.

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.

Nearby words

chuse, chute, chute the chute, chute-the-chute, chutist, chutney, chutzpa, chutzpah, chuuk, chuuk islands, chuvash

Origin of chutney

First recorded in 1805–15, chutney is from the Hindi word chatnī Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chutney

British Dictionary definitions for chutney


/ (ˈtʃʌtnɪ) /


a pickle of Indian origin, made from fruit, vinegar, spices, sugar, etcmango chutney
a type of music popular in the Caribbean Asian community, much influenced by calypso

Word Origin for chutney

C19: from Hindi catni, of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for chutney



1813, from Hindi chatni.

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