kebab

or ka·bob

[ kuh-bob ]
/ kəˈbɒb /

noun

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.
(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
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Examples from the Web for cabob

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

    The Golden Butterfly|Walter Besant
  • 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
  • Mr. Cabob, who probably knew that he must pay well for his smiles, never said anything about it.

    The Eustace Diamonds|Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for cabob (1 of 2)

cabob

/ (kəˈbɒb) /

noun

a variant of kebab

British Dictionary definitions for cabob (2 of 2)

kebab

/ (kəˈbæb) /

noun

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 for kebab

C17: via Urdu from Arabic kabāb roast meat
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