sate

3

or sa·tay, sa·té

[ sah-tey ]
/ sɑˈteɪ /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. satanophobia,
  2. satay,
  3. satb,
  4. satchel,
  5. satcom,
  6. sated,
  7. sateen,
  8. satellite,
  9. satellite abscess,
  10. satellite broadcasting

Origin of sate

3
First recorded in 1930–35, sate is from the Malay word satay, sate

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British Dictionary definitions for satay

satay

satai or sat

/ (ˈsæteɪ) /

noun

barbecued spiced meat cooked on skewers usually made from the stems of coconut leaves

Word Origin for satay

from Malay

sate

1
/ (seɪt) /

verb (tr)

to satisfy (a desire or appetite) fully
to supply beyond capacity or desire

Word Origin for sate

Old English sadian; related to Old High German satōn; see sad, satiate

sate

2
/ (sæt, seɪt) /

verb

archaic a past tense and past participle of sit
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Word Origin and History for satay
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