ba·​ti·​da | \ bə-ˈtē-də How to pronounce batida (audio) , -ˈchē- \
plural batidas

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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First Known Use of batida

1950, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for 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)

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“Batida.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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