Tikka definition

tĭkə
Any of various traditional marks or ornaments worn on the forehead in South Asia, especially:
  • 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.
  • A bindi.
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A South Asian dish consisting of pieces of chicken or other meat marinated in yogurt and spices and cooked on a skewer.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tikka
Plural:
tikkas

Origin of tikka

  • From Hindi ṭīkā and Punjabi ṭikkā both from Middle Indic ṭikka perhaps akin to Sanskrit tilaḥ sesame seed, mole and tilakaḥ freckle, mark made on the forehead

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Hindi Urdu tikkā small piece of meat from Persian tikka bit, small piece

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition