ba·​ti·​da bə-ˈtē-də How to pronounce batida (audio)
plural batidas
: 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
: batido
… the batidas are sweet, cold, and frothy.New Yorker, 12 June 2000

Word History


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

1950, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of batida was in 1950

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“Batida.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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