ro·​ti ˈrō-tē How to pronounce roti (audio)
: a round soft flat unleavened bread
also : such a bread wrapped around a filling and eaten as a sandwich

Examples of roti in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Barbadian fast-casual chain offers traditional Barbadian meals like roti, and international fare including fried chicken, pizza and burgers. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 14 June 2024 The menu features appetizers such as samosas and momo, entrees including butter chicken and aloo gobi, and sides of naan and roti. Alexandra Maloney, Charlotte Observer, 29 May 2024 In a guide for Lonely Planet, local writer Yi Jun Loh said some of the best roti canais in Kuala Lumpur are found at Valentine Roti. Catherine Garcia, theweek, 26 Feb. 2024 The buffet includes South Indian delicacies such as rasam idly and poori masala, as well as roti baskets and tandoori. Alexandra Maloney, Charlotte Observer, 29 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for roti 

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Word History


Hindi & Urdu roṭī bread; akin to Sanskrit roṭika, kind of bread

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roti was in 1838

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Cite this Entry

“Roti.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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