tzatziki

noun \ (d)zäd-ˈzē-kē , (t)sät-ˈsē- , (t)sat-ˈsē , tat-ˈsē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

Origin and Etymology of 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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