Definition of chowk in English:



  • usually in names (in South Asia) an open market area in a city at the junction of two roads.

    ‘Chandni Chowk’
    • ‘Before Id, Mohammed Ali Road, running from Barki chowk to the famous Nanded Tower, is usually crammed with at least a 1000 handcarts.’
    • ‘Let us go to the chowk: there I will tell you about this city, and what it once was.’
    • ‘Earlier, the Municipal Corporation had named a chowk after Ali Miyan.’
    • ‘Over the years the tunnel has been unearthed at a couple of places near Mehboob chowk beyond Laad bazaar.’
    • ‘Traffic snarls were witnessed at the Sector 7/8 roundabout and at the Housing Board chowk.’


From Hindi cauk.