chai

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See also: Chai, chái, chài, chāi, and chǎi

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

chai (plural chais)

  1. A female gypsy.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Hindi-Urdu चाय (cāy) / چای(ćāy), from Persian چای‎ (and Turkish çay, and cognates)[1] from Sinitic (chá).[2] Doublet of tea; see that page for extended history.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: chī, IPA(key): /tʃaɪ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪ

Noun[edit]

chai (usually uncountable, plural chais)

  1. A beverage made with black teas, steamed milk and sweet spices, based loosely on Indian recipes.
Synonyms[edit]
Related terms[edit]
Translations[edit]
References[edit]
  1. ^ "chai." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Merriam-Webster. 2008.
  2. ^ "chai." Dictionary.com. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. 2006.

Anagrams[edit]


Caló[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Romani ćhaj.

Noun[edit]

chai f (plural chais)

  1. girl
  2. (antiphrastic) harlot, prostitute

References[edit]

  • chai” in J. Tineo Rebolledo, A Chipicalli (La Llengua Gitana), Granada: Gómez de la Cruz, 1900, →OCLC, page 32.
  • chai” in Diccionario gitano/Vocabulario caló-castellano, Wikisource.
  • chai” in Vocabulario : Caló - Español, Portal del Flamenco y Universidad.

Jamaican Creole[edit]

Verb[edit]

chai

  1. (Maroon Spirit Language) Carry.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

chai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of chāi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of chái.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of chǎi.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of chài.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Min Nan[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of chai – see (“to know; to understand; to comprehend; to cause to know; to tell; to inform; etc.”).
(This character, chai, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

Navajo[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

-chai (inalienable, e.g., shichai "my grandfather/grandson", bichai "her/his/their grandfather/grandson")

  1. maternal grandfather, mother's father, grandson (from daughter), daughter's son

Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

chai f (uncountable)

  1. (France, Jersey) flesh

Swahili[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Hindi चाय (chai).

Noun[edit]

chai (n class, plural chai)

  1. tea
  2. (Tanzania) breakfast
    Synonyms: kiamsha kinywa, kifungua kinywa

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

chai (n class, plural chai)

  1. a bribe (something given in exchange for influence or as an inducement to dishonesty)

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier cái) chai (𥑂)

  1. a bottle
  2. (slang) one million dongs
    Synonym: củ

Adjective[edit]

chai

  1. (of skin) callous
    vết chai
    a callus
    bị chai tay
    to have calluses on one's hand
    chai sạn
    callous; apathetic