One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small amount added to a purchase in a market to encourage the customer to return.
- ‘And you'll all feel great knowing that all that fun and adventure gives a little braata for a good cause: faculty enrichment and student scholarships.’
- ‘If I can put a fourth wish in for braata, it would be that the Caye Caulker Village Council provide urgently to its villagers proper accounting for all the monies it has collected over the years at the garbage dump site.’
Probably from Spanish barata ‘bargain’.
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