Share this entry

Share this page


Line breaks: chowk
Pronunciation: /tʃaʊk

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
More example sentences
  • Before Id, Mohammed Ali Road, running from Barki chowk to the famous Nanded Tower, is usually crammed with at least a 1000 handcarts.
  • Earlier, the Municipal Corporation had named a chowk after Ali Miyan.
  • Traffic snarls were witnessed at the Sector 7/8 roundabout and at the Housing Board chowk.


from Hindi cauk.

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day sacerdotal
Pronunciation: ˌsasəˈdəʊt(ə)l
relating to priests or the priesthood; priestly