or sa·tay, sa·té
- a Southeast Asian, especially Indonesian and Malaysian, dish of marinated, bite-size pieces of meat, skewered, barbecued, and usually served with a peanut-flavored dipping sauce.
Origin of sate3
satai or sat
- barbecued spiced meat cooked on skewers usually made from the stems of coconut leaves
Word Origin for satay
- to satisfy (a desire or appetite) fully
- to supply beyond capacity or desire
Word Origin for sate
- archaic a past tense and past participle of sit
1934, from Malay or Javanese satai.
"to satisfy, surfeit," c.1600, alteration (by influence of Latin satiare "satiate") of Middle English saden "become satiated; satiate," from Old English sadian "to satiate, fill; be sated, get wearied," from Proto-Germanic *sadon "to satisfy, sate," from root *sa- "to satisfy" (see sad (adj.)). Related: Sated; sating.