chai

noun
\ ˈchī How to pronounce chai (audio) \

Definition of chai

: a beverage that is a blend of black tea, honey, spices, and milk

Examples of chai in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While Assam is the traditional choice for Indian chai, use either black or green tea, depending on preference. Star Tribune, "Recipes: Rum-Spiked Chai, Johnny Weir Mint Mocha, Mulled Bloody Mary, Bourbon-Spiked Cider," 13 Jan. 2021 Also on the menu: a selection of peach and apple pies from Susie’s Fried Pies, cold brew coffee from Revelator Coffee, and authentic Indian chai tea from Sachai Tea Company. al, "Longtime Birmingham favorite Ted’s Restaurant adds Saturday brunch; here’s a look at the menu," 4 Dec. 2020 Stay safe with this faux candle that has a hint of cinnamon chai. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "The best Wayfair Cyber Monday sales," 30 Nov. 2020 The Smiths hold tastings themselves at a small table in the barn that functions as both the tasting room and the barrel chai. Urmila Ramakrishnan, SFChronicle.com, "Napa and Sonoma's top seven wineries for Riesling," 27 Oct. 2020 Dashfire produces six cocktails at its Minnetonka distillery — everything from a lemon and lavender martini to a chai White Russian. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "These 7 Minnesota distilleries are making cocktails that are ready to drink," 18 Sep. 2020 The sweetened chai tea blend includes cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg combined with milk. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Dunkin' bringing back pumpkin spice coffee, donuts earlier than ever along with new PSL," 12 Aug. 2020 Sweet varieties like honey roasted, salted caramel and even dark chocolate chai covered chickpeas are founder and natural food pioneer Adnan Durrani’s latest innovation. NBC News, "Order these delicious artisanal Asian snacks for summer," 18 May 2020 The signs give Bolinas a Candy Land charm, except in place of candy the town seems to offer chai, doulas, and hemp. Nathan Heller, The New Yorker, "The Town That Tested Itself," 20 May 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'chai.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of chai

1974, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chai

Turkish çay & Russian, Persian, Hindi, & Urdu chay tea

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about chai

Statistics for chai

Last Updated

27 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Chai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chai. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

More from Merriam-Webster on chai

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about chai

Comments on chai

What made you want to look up chai? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!