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Highly favored and flavored street snack of Delhi.
Consists of fried potatoes, fried munchies, sweet and sour sauces and chutneys and is more favored by the female denizens of Delhi/NCR.
The Chaat vendors found outside each and every college and school, surrounded by girl students is an ode to the popularity of the chaat.

Usage

(1) Girl to the chaatwala outside her college: Bhaiyya, meri chaat, jaldi, nahi to period shuru ho jayega...
(2) Boss, India Gate ki chaat kya mast hai!
Added 2011-08-23 by pee_mmm

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Chai

Terms referencing this

batata, Food court, arbi, thattukada, paani, Pani Puri

Definition 2 of 2

chaat

\cha-aat\
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This is a unique word with multiple meanings that many students of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, would probably be familiar with, especially if they were around in the 80's. Its uniqueness lies in its ability to mean several things at the same time and its fluid two-way transition from verb and noun. It can mean an interesting person, with the capability to entertain or amuse others, or a complete bore, depending on the situation. It could also mean to overpower someone in a debate or to bore people to death.

Usage

You can pull someone’s leg by saying (in Hindi),“Sahi chaat diya, boss!
Added 2012-02-08 by BBM2012

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Categories

School and College

Terms referencing this

batata, Food court, arbi, thattukada, paani, Pani Puri