[jaht, jawt]


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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Examples from the Web for jat

Historical Examples of jat

  • From this we conclude—hypothetically—that the Jat warriors were supplemented by other tribes.

    Gipsy Life

    George Smith

  • 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.


    Rudyard Kipling

  • It was a tin box of opium pills among the rubbish of the Jat's bundle.


    Rudyard Kipling

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

British Dictionary definitions for jat


noun plural Jat or Jats

a member of an Indo-European people widely dispersed throughout N India
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