Meaning of chai in English:


Pronunciation /tʃʌɪ/


mass nounIndian
  • Tea made by boiling tea leaves with milk, sugar, and sometimes spices.

    ‘Green tea, jasmine tea and chai may soothe the body, but try Chinese bamboo wind chimes for that friend who needs some peace of mind.’
    • ‘A simpler preparation for chai or peppermint tea also brought family and neighbours together.’
    • ‘It was the shepherd families I had met, sitting cross-legged in their mountain huts, eating sour milk balls and drinking chai.’
    • ‘Kim, Emma and Amity are there, and we sit on the floor in Angel's dim kitchen sipping warm spicy chai and soy milk.’
    • ‘Waking up to the smell of burning wood every morning with Amma at the chulha, handing out the morning chai to everyone… brushing your teeth could wait.’


Aterm in various Indian languages.