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[jaht, jawt] /dʒɑt, dʒɔt/
a member of an Indo-Aryan people living mainly in northwestern India. In early times they offered vigorous resistance to the Muslim invaders of India. Unabridged
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  • When one of the Jat chiefs seated himself upon it, the story goes, it cracked, and blood flowed from the fracture.

    Across India Oliver Optic
  • Why, they did it even to the twice-born Brahmans, let alone a Jat.

    Strange Stories Grant Allen
  • From this we conclude—hypothetically—that the Jat warriors were supplemented by other tribes.

    Gipsy Life George Smith
  • The Jat burst into a roar of laughter, stifled with apologies to the lama.

    Kim Rudyard Kipling
  • Though standing in the midst of a Jat neighbourhood, the fort was first garrisoned by Gujars, and took the name of Gujrat.

  • It was a tin box of opium pills among the rubbish of the Jat's bundle.

    Kim Rudyard Kipling
  • The people lived chiefly on holcus, and a narcotic called "Jat," made by pounding the tender twigs of a tree of the same name.

British Dictionary definitions for Jat


noun (pl) Jat, Jats
a member of an Indo-European people widely dispersed throughout N India
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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