follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

tikka1

/ˈtiːkə/
adjective
1.
(immediately postpositive) (Indian cookery) (of meat, esp chicken or lamb) marinated in spices then dry-roasted, usu. in a clay oven

tikka2

/ˈtiːkə/
noun
1.
another word for tilak
2.
the act of marking a tikka on the forehead
Word Origin
from Hindi tika, Punjabi tikka spot, mark
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Contemporary definitions for tikka
noun

an Indian dish of small pieces of meat and vegetables marinated in a spicy sauce and cooked on a skewer

Word Origin

1955; Punjabi tikka small piece of meat

Usage Note

tikka, adj

Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for tikka

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for tikka