shish kebab

[ shish kuh-bob ]
/ ˈʃɪʃ kəˌbɒb /

noun

Sometimes shish ka·bob .Also called shashlik, shashlick, shaslik. a dish consisting of kebabs broiled or roasted on a skewer.

verb (used without object), shish-ke·babbed, shish-ke·bab·bing.

Sometimes shish-ka·bob . to broil or roast food on a skewer.

verb (used with object), shish-ke·babbed, shish-ke·bab·bing.

Sometimes shish-ka·bob . to broil or roast (food) on a skewer.

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Origin of shish kebab

First recorded in 1910–15; from Armenian shish kabab, from Turkish şişkebabι, equivalent to şiş “spit” + kebap “roast meat” + 3rd singular possessive suffix; cf. shashlik, kebab

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British Dictionary definitions for shish kebab

shish kebab
/ (ˈʃiːʃ kəˈbæb) /

noun

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

Word Origin for shish kebab

from Turkish şiş kebab, from şiş skewer; see kebab
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