ba·​ti·​do bə-ˈtē-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce batido (audio)
variants or less commonly batida
plural batidos also batidas
: a beverage made of usually tropical fruit blended usually with milk and ice
My favorite was an arepa … with a cold melon batido alongside.Anne Polisar, Christian Science Monitor (Boston, Massachusetts), 19 Jan. 1981
Quenching a tropical thirst are what batidos are all about.Linda Cicero, Chicago Tribune, 16 June 1988
… workers behind the counter whip up batidos from fresh or frozen fruit.Julia Moskin, New York Times, 21 June 2006

Word History


borrowed from Brazilian Portuguese, masculine variant of batida batida

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of batido was in 1950

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“Batido.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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