shish-kebab

[ shish-kuh-bob ]
/ ˈʃɪʃ kəˌbɒb /

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.

Words nearby shish-kebab

Sometimes shish-ka·bob.

Definition for shish-kebab (2 of 2)

shish kebab
[ shish kuh-bob ]
/ ˈʃɪʃ kəˌbɒb /

noun

a dish consisting of kabobs broiled or roasted on a skewer.
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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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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