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Definition

Not to be confused with the shoe shop Bata, Bata is also a term given to the amount given to menial help or a driver for buying food and accommodation for themselves while on tour. It come from the term bhata used by the British for an extra allowance made to Indian soldiers and menials while in the field.

Usage

I gave the driver 200 rupees bata and still he wants more!
Added 2011-07-15 by porkipaya

Root

English

Region

South India

Related Terms

Baksheesh, Tips

Terms referencing this

Bata Size, canvas shoes, chappal chor, keds, rushy area