Definition of batida
1 : an alcoholic drink traditionally made in Brazil that contains cachaça, either fruit juice or coconut milk, and sugar They also make the smoothest … batida hereabouts by substituting honey for the customary heaping spoonful of sugar. — Warren Hoge, New York Times, 12 Nov. 1980 … you can still taste bliss in a coconut batida on the veranda … — Katherine Ellison, Miami Herald, 4 Dec. 1994
2 : batido … the batidas are sweet, cold, and frothy. — New Yorker, 12 June 2000
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Origin and Etymology of batida
borrowed from Brazilian Portuguese, from Portuguese, “act of beating, something beaten,” from bater “to beat” (going back to Latin battere, battuere) + -ida, deverbal noun suffix, from feminine of -ido, past participle suffix (going back to Latin -ītus)
First Known Use: 1950See Words from the same year
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