- (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Small, often fried food preparations eaten as snacks in South Asian cuisine and traditionally sold by street vendors.
- One of these preparations.
Origin of chaatHindi and Urdu ca&tlowdot;, a lick, taste, from ca&tlowdot;na, to lick, taste, from Prakrit ca&tlowdot;&tlowdot;&emacron;i, he licks, probably of imitative origin.