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

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This correlates to the chai-samosa culture that afflicts most Indian workplaces. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "Nearly two-thirds of Indian executives are overweight—and that evening samosa is to blame," 4 Sep. 2019 But icebox cakes are truly fantastic any time of the year — think ginger-chai for Thanksgiving, peppermint-chocolate for Christmas, or Black Forest for Valentine’s Day. Jessie Sheehan, Washington Post, "How to make an icebox cake, the coolest (literally!) no-bake dessert," 1 Aug. 2019 The flavor is comforting, yet potent — kind of like chai on steroids. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Anti-inflammatory diet: a food fight against disease," 27 Aug. 2019 The inspired beverage menu includes local coffees, spicy mocha with vanilla and almond, chai and superfood drinks made from turmeric, matcha, maca and even mushrooms. Washington Post, "Why you should visit Columbus, Ohio," 13 June 2019 Although each truck is different, there are constants: certain unskippable menu items like pani puri and masala chai; good selections of both hot and cool snacks; and prices that hover in the $5-$9 range for most items. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, "For the Bay Area’s best chaat, our restaurant critic heads to Sunnyvale," 5 Jan. 2013 Marei says to think of a dirty chai latte, which is chai tea with an extra shot of espresso. Bradley Zint, latimes.com, "On Food: The Dirty Cookie dares you to take a shot of sweetness," 27 June 2019 The inspired beverage menu includes local coffees, spicy mocha with vanilla and almond, chai and superfood drinks made from turmeric, matcha, maca and even mushrooms. Washington Post, "Why you should visit Columbus, Ohio," 13 June 2019 Dive into a gluten-free Icelandic Skyr bowl of berries and house granola, a slice of mango chutney toast and a mug of mushroom cacao chai latte at Parakeet Cafe. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "One Paseo: A day in the life of San Diego’s new urban village," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of chai

1974, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chai

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

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