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[sah-tey] /sɑˈteɪ/
noun
1.
a Southeast Asian, especially Indonesian and Malaysian, dish of marinated, bite-size pieces of meat, skewered, barbecued, and usually served with a peanut-flavored dipping sauce.
Also, satay, saté.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; < Malay satay, sate
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Examples from the web for satay
  • Start off your meal with an appetizer such as chicken satay, fried tofu with peanut sauce or a hearty serving of duck noodle soup.
  • The open kitchen puts out delicious crispy spring rolls with a piquant dipping sauce, chicken satay, and vegetable samosas.
  • Start off with an order of dim sum, some spring rolls, or chicken satay.
British Dictionary definitions for satay

satay

/ˈsæteɪ/
noun
1.
barbecued spiced meat cooked on skewers usually made from the stems of coconut leaves
Word Origin
from Malay

sate1

/seɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to satisfy (a desire or appetite) fully
2.
to supply beyond capacity or desire
Word Origin
Old English sadian; related to Old High German satōn; see sad, satiate

sate2

/sæt; seɪt/
verb
1.
(archaic) a past tense and past participle of sit
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Word Origin and History for satay
n.

1934, from Malay or Javanese satai.

sate

v.

"to satisfy, surfeit," c.1600, alteration (by influence of Latin satiare "satiate") of Middle English saden "become satiated; satiate," from Old English sadian "to satiate, fill; be sated, get wearied," from Proto-Germanic *sadon "to satisfy, sate," from root *sa- "to satisfy" (see sad (adj.)). Related: Sated; sating.

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