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A member of a peasant caste residing in the Punjab and other areas of northern India and Pakistan, comprising Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh groups.
[Hindi jāṭ, from Middle Indic *jaṭṭa-; probably akin to Sanskrit Jartikaḥ, name of a tribe.]
n, pl Jat or Jats
(Peoples) a member of an Indo-European people widely dispersed throughout N India
a member of an agricultural caste or cluster of castes of the Punjab, Haryana, and adjacent parts of NW India and Pakistan.