Any of various traditional marks or ornaments worn on the forehead in South Asia, especially:
a. A pendant attached by a chain so as to hang from the parting of the hair to the middle of the forehead, worn especially by Hindu brides.
b. A bindi.
Origin of tikkaFrom Hindi &tlowdot;īkā and Punjabi &tlowdot;ikkā both from Middle Indic &tlowdot;ikka perhaps akin to Sanskrit tilah sesame seed, mole and tilakah freckle, mark made on the forehead
A South Asian dish consisting of pieces of chicken or other meat marinated in yogurt and spices and cooked on a skewer.
Origin of tikkaHindiUrdu tikkā small piece of meat from Persian tikka bit, small piece