or ka·bob



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.

Nearby words

  1. keaton,
  2. keaton, buster,
  3. keats,
  4. keats, john,
  5. keb,
  6. kebbi,
  7. keblah,
  8. keble,
  9. keble, john,
  10. kechua

Also ke·bob, ka·bab, ca·bob.

Origin of kebab

1665–75; < Arabic, Hindi kabāb < Turkish kebap roast meat. See shish kebab Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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



a variant of kebab



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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Word Origin and History for cabob



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

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