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shish-kebab

[shish-kuh-bob]
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verb (used without object), shish-ke·babbed, shish-ke·bab·bing.
  1. to broil or roast food on a skewer.
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verb (used with object), shish-ke·babbed, shish-ke·bab·bing.
  1. to broil or roast (food) on a skewer.
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Sometimes shish-ka·bob.

shish kebab

[shish kuh-bob]
noun
  1. a dish consisting of kabobs broiled or roasted on a skewer.
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Sometimes shish ka·bob.

Origin of shish kebab

1910–15; < Turkish şişkebabι, equivalent to şiş spit (cf. shashlik) + kebap roast meat (cf. kabob) + 3rd singular possessive suffix
Also called shashlik, shashlick, shaslik.
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shish kebab

noun
  1. a dish consisting of small pieces of meat and vegetables threaded onto skewers and grilled
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Word Origin for shish kebab

from Turkish şiş kebab, from şiş skewer; see kebab
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Word Origin and History for shish-kebab

shish kebab

n.

1914, from Armenian shish kabab, from Turkish siskebap, from sis "skewer" + kebap "roast meat."

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