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kebab

or kabob

[kuh-bob] /kəˈbɒb/
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.
Also, kebob, kabab, cabob.
Origin of kebab
1665-1675
1665-75; < Arabic, Hindi kabāb < Turkish kebap roast meat. See shish kebab
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Examples from the Web for kabob
Historical Examples
  • The kabob now made its appearance, wrapped up in thin cakes of fine wheaten flower.

    The Pacha of Many Tales Frederick Marryat
  • After a long time we chaffed him about the Sumana, and offered him a kabob for his thoughts.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
British Dictionary definitions for kabob

kabob

/kəˈbɒb/
noun
1.
another name for kebab

kebab

/kəˈbæb/
noun
1.
a dish consisting of small pieces of meat, tomatoes, onions, etc, threaded onto skewers and grilled, generally over charcoal Also called shish kebab, kabob, cabob
Word Origin
C17: via Urdu from Arabic kabāb roast meat
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Word Origin and History for kabob

kebab

n.

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

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