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kebab

or ka·bob

[ kuh-bob ]
/ kəˈbɒb /
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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.
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Also ke·bob, ka·bab, ca·bob .

Origin of kebab

First recorded in 1665–75; from Arabic, Hindi kabāb, from Turkish kebap “roast meat”

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British Dictionary definitions for kebab

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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