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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The menu includes tandoori chicken, lamb, fish, shrimp and vegetables, along with roti made in-house. Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2023 The Les Baux-de-Provence Quarry of Light and Art was extraordinary, and there’s nothing like dancing at the Jump Up on Friday night in Gros Islet, St. Lucia, while sampling a roti. Juliet Pennington,, 12 Jan. 2023 On the more contemporary end of the spectrum, there’s cheesy lobster ravioli in tom kha soup ($19) and crispy fish tacos that use flaky roti in lieu of tortillas ($13). Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Mar. 2022 Dishes such as roti, oxtails, saltfish, coco rice and flying fish with cou-cou transcend nationalities. Jose R. Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 9 Feb. 2023 From there, the pork is cooled and rested for several days, then crisped up to order for service, when it’s presented with a vibrant orange salsa cruda and a piece of pan arabe, a crispy Mexican flatbread similar to Indonesian roti. oregonlive, 22 Dec. 2022 On the menu, find plantain chips, albacore ceviche, or pink pineapple to start; rotating fish in a rum butter sauce, wild boar pepper pot or jerk chicken as mains; and Bristol-Joseph's buttery take on roti is a must. Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, 13 Oct. 2022 He’s developed a dough just for the taco, a kind of riff on whole-wheat roti. Washington Post, 15 June 2022 A lot of people want to try roti, which is a wrap with curried meats. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Sep. 2021 See More

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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 30 Mar. 2023.

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