barbeque

[ bahr-bi-kyoo ]
/ ˈbɑr bɪˌkyu /

noun, verb (used with or without object), bar·be·qued, bar·be·qu·ing.

Definition for barbeque (2 of 2)

barbecue

or bar·be·que, bar-b-que

[ bahr-bi-kyoo ]
/ ˈbɑr bɪˌkyu /

noun


verb (used with object), bar·be·cued, bar·be·cu·ing.

to broil or roast whole or in large pieces over an open fire, on a spit or grill, often seasoning with vinegar, spices, salt, and pepper.
to cook (sliced or diced meat or fish) in a highly seasoned sauce.

verb (used without object), bar·be·cued, bar·be·cu·ing.

to cook by barbecuing or to entertain at a barbecue: If the weather's nice, we'll barbecue in the backyard.

Origin of barbecue

1655–65; < Spanish barbacoa < Arawak (perhaps Taino) barbacoa a raised frame of sticks

Related forms

bar·be·cu·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for barbeque

barbecue

/ (ˈbɑːbɪˌkjuː) /

noun

a meal cooked out of doors over an open fire
an outdoor party or picnic at which barbecued food is served
a grill or fireplace used in barbecuing
the food so cooked

verb -cues, -cuing or -cued (tr)

to cook (meat, fish, etc) on a grill, usually over charcoal and often with a highly seasoned sauce
to cook (meat, fish, etc) in a highly seasoned sauce

Word Origin for barbecue

C17: from American Spanish barbacoa, probably from Taino: frame made of sticks
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