Definition of haat in English:

haat

noun

Indian
  • A market, especially one held on a regular basis in a rural area:

    ‘she had nothing to barter in the haat’
    • ‘In order to put the check on the unofficial border trade, the report suggested that informal trade has to be converted into formal trade by recognizing the traditional haats along the Indo-Bangla border.’
    • ‘They organise special exhibitions, haats, bazaars, and training programmes for up-and-coming artisans.’
    • ‘The smugglers have the support of local political leaders and the police, and cattle haats (cattle markets) have mushroomed on an 8-km corridor along the border.’
    • ‘At the weekly haat, they bought what they could afford.’
    • ‘They are offered for sale at those socio-economic hubs of tribal life: the weekly village fairs, or haats.’

Origin

Hindi.

Pronunciation:

haat

/hɑːt/