las·​si | \ ˈläsē \
plural -s

Definition of lassi

: a flavored iced yogurt drink that may be either sweet or salted

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First Known Use of lassi

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lassi

Hindi lassī, from (assumed) Sanskrit lasya stickiness; akin to Sanskrit lasīkā syrup, sugar-cane juice, rasa juice

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“Lassi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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