Definition of namkeen noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also namkin) noun
BrE BrE//nʌmˈkiːn//
; NAmE NAmE//nʌmˈkiːn//
[uncountable, countable] (Indian English)
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any small meal or amount of food that has a salty rather than a sweet taste. She left some namkeen on the table in case he was hungry when he returned. The shop sells an array of spicy namkeens.