lassi

noun

las·​si
ˈläsē
plural -s
: a flavored iced yogurt drink that may be either sweet or salted

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lassi was in 1882

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“Lassi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lassi. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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