- 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 cā&tlowdot; a lick, taste from cā&tlowdot;nā to lick, taste from Prakrit ca&tlowdot;&tlowdot;ēi he licks probably of imitative origin