\ (d)zäd-ˈzē-kē How to pronounce tzatziki (audio) , (t)sät-ˈsē-, (t)sat-ˈsē, tat-ˈsē \

Definition of tzatziki

: a Greek yogurt sauce made with cucumbers and garlic In Cyprus, I learned how to mix olive oil, thick yogurt, some minced garlic and chopped cucumbers to make a quick, refreshing tzatziki dip …— Nancy Harmon Jenkins

Examples of tzatziki in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Feta, olives, cucumber and tzatziki sauce commonly top lamb patties. Neil Raman,, "Lamb burgers get energized at this Ponce City Market restaurant," 28 Jan. 2018 The Power Grain Bowl combines lentils, quinoa, farro, and rice with tzatziki, harissa, and Mediterranean relish. Julia Sayers,, "Where to get the city's healthiest, tastiest bowl meals," 16 Jan. 2018 Some of the standouts include the sardines stuffed with mozzarella and spinach pesto, the beetroot salmon salad with crunchy fennel and the spiced lamb brochettes with tzatziki. Amy Louise Bailey, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Fashion Girl's Guide to Ibiza," 17 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of tzatziki

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tzatziki

borrowed from Modern Greek tzatzíki, borrowed from Turkish cacık, earlier (17th century) cacıh̯ "kind of edible herb," of obscure origin

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“Tzatziki.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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