Definition of tika in English:



  • another term for tilak
    • ‘The opposing lawyer has a two-day stubble, oiled grey hair, a vermillion tika on his forehead, steel-rimmed glasses.’
    • ‘A refined gentleman in a silk kurta and dhoti, a tika, or mark on his forehead, and a plate with items of worship in his hands, emerged from the wings.’
    • ‘She was proud of her tika, and I was proud of her for wearing it.’
    • ‘The bride places the red tika on her forehead and is given a ceremonial blessing.’
    • ‘I wear a cross around my neck, a taaweez around my shoulder and sport a red tika on my forehead.’


From Hindi ṭīkā, from Punjabi ṭikkā.