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kebab

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[kuh-bob]
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noun
  1. Usually kebabs. small pieces of meat or seafood seasoned or marinated and broiled, often with tomatoes, green peppers, onions, or other vegetables, usually on a skewer.
  2. (in Indian English use) roast meat.
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Also ke·bob, ka·bab, ca·bob.

Origin of kebab

1665–75; < Arabic, Hindi kabāb < Turkish kebap roast meat. See shish kebab
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Historical Examples

  • Cabob, ka-bob′, n. an Oriental dish of pieces of meat roasted with herbs: roast meat generally in India.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

    Various

  • Duckling; cabob curry of chicken-liver with Bombay ducks—really, Mr. Beck, this dinner is worth a dukedom.

  • Mr. Cabob, who probably knew that he must pay well for his smiles, never said anything about it.

    The Eustace Diamonds

    Anthony Trollope

  • She managed better with old Mr. Cabob, who had certainly received many of Mrs. Carbuncle's smiles, and who was very rich.

    The Eustace Diamonds

    Anthony Trollope


British Dictionary definitions for cabob

cabob

noun
  1. a variant of kebab
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kebab

noun
  1. a dish consisting of small pieces of meat, tomatoes, onions, etc, threaded onto skewers and grilled, generally over charcoalAlso called: shish kebab, kabob, cabob
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Word Origin

C17: via Urdu from Arabic kabāb roast meat
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Word Origin and History for cabob

kebab

n.

"pieces of meat roasted on a skewer," 1813 (cf. shish kebab).

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