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tikka

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/ (ˈtiːkə) /
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adjective

(immediately postpositive) Indian cookery (of meat, esp chicken or lamb) marinated in spices then dry-roasted, usu. in a clay oven

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British Dictionary definitions for tikka (2 of 2)

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tika

/ (ˈtiːkə) /

noun

another word for tilak
the act of marking a tikka on the forehead

Word Origin for tikka

from Hindi tika, Punjabi tikka spot, mark
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How to use tikka in a sentence

  • Pad Thai, coconut soup, tikka masala, curried goat, sashimi, and crudo.

    A 'True Prep' Primer|Spencer Bailey|September 6, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • This was an England where chicken tikka masala was not yet the most popular dish in the country!

    My Mother's Last Sari|Madhulika Sikka|May 7, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • He passed out to the street again and hailed a tikka-gharry to drive him to Ballygunge Road without further delay.

  • Lalkhan rushed after her to ask if she wanted a "tikka-gharri."

    Jan and Her Job|L. Allen Harker
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