Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

kebab

or ka·bob

[kuh-bob]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
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 ke·bob, ka·bab, ca·bob.

Origin of kebab

1665–75; < Arabic, Hindi kabāb < Turkish kebap roast meat. See shish kebab
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for kebob

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

Word Origin

C17: via Urdu from Arabic kabāb roast meat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for kebob

kebab

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

  • About
  • Cookies, Terms, & Privacy
© 2018 Dictionary.com, LLC.