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or shash·lick, shas·lik

[shahsh-lik, shahsh-lik]
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  1. shish kebab.

Origin of shashlik

1925–30; < Russian shashlýk < Turkic; compare Turkish şişlik stewing meat, equivalent to şiş skewer (cf. shish kebab) + -lik suffix of appurtenance (a in Russ word is unexplained)

shish kebab

[shish kuh-bob]
  1. a dish consisting of kabobs broiled or roasted on a skewer.
Sometimes shish ka·bob.

Origin of shish kebab

1910–15; < Turkish şişkebabι, equivalent to şiş spit (cf. shashlik) + kebap roast meat (cf. kabob) + 3rd singular possessive suffix
Also called shashlik, shashlick, shaslik.
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British Dictionary definitions for shashlick



  1. a type of kebab

Word Origin

from Russian, of Turkic origin; compare shish kebab

shish kebab

  1. a dish consisting of small pieces of meat and vegetables threaded onto skewers and grilled

Word Origin

from Turkish şiş kebab, from şiş skewer; see kebab
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Word Origin and History for shashlick

shish kebab


1914, from Armenian shish kabab, from Turkish siskebap, from sis "skewer" + kebap "roast meat."

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