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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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  • He and his party then mounted and, surrounded by the jats, rode to Bhurtpoor.

  • That the jats probably supplied the main stock has been admitted.

    Gipsy Life George Smith
  • Converts, or recruits, came chiefly from the fighting tribes of the jats, but in theory admission was free.

  • The next day the jats, to the number of 20,000, attacked them on the march.

  • Yet the European Gipsies are all this, and at the same time ‘horsey’ like the jats.

    Gipsy Life George Smith
  • Instant action was demanded and instantly the 2nd Battalion and a battalion of jats moved forward to the attack.

  • It was inhabited by a people called jats, who differed in many respects from the communities round them.

  • jats, are the principal race in the Punjab, where they number 4½ millions, and are engaged in agriculture.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • Officer going down: 'They've Walers, and you can't feed 'em, and the —th are all jats.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler
  • They are unquestionably Gipsies, and it is probable that many of them accompanied the early migration of jats and Doms.

    Gipsy Life George Smith
British Dictionary definitions for jats


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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