[ jaht, jawt ]

  1. a member of an Indo-Aryan people living mainly in northwestern India. In early times they offered vigorous resistance to the Muslim invaders of India.

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How to use Jat in a sentence

  • The people lived chiefly on holcus, and a narcotic called "Jat," made by pounding the tender twigs of a tree of the same name.

  • When one of the Jat chiefs seated himself upon it, the story goes, it cracked, and blood flowed from the fracture.

    Across India | Oliver Optic
  • Though standing in the midst of a Jat neighbourhood, the fort was first garrisoned by Gujars, and took the name of Gujrat.

  • Why, they did it even to the twice-born Brahmans, let alone a Jat.

    Strange Stories | Grant Allen
  • The Jat burst into a roar of laughter, stifled with apologies to the lama.

    Kim | Rudyard Kipling

British Dictionary definitions for Jat


/ (dʒɑːt) /

nounplural Jat or Jats
  1. a member of an Indo-European people widely dispersed throughout N India

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