verb (used without object), shish-ke·babbed, shish-ke·bab·bing.
to broil or roast food on a skewer.
verb (used with object), shish-ke·babbed, shish-ke·bab·bing.
to broil or roast (food) on a skewer.
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a dish consisting of kabobs broiled or roasted on a skewer.
Sometimes shish ka·bob.
Origin of shish kebab
Also called shashlik, shashlick, shaslik.
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Examples from the Web for shish-kebab
He mistrusted the “shish-kebab temperament” of the conductor, the Armenian Alexander Melik-Pashayev.
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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1914, from Armenian shish kabab, from Turkish siskebap, from sis "skewer" + kebap "roast meat."
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