teriyaki

[ ter-uh-yah-kee ]
/ ˌtɛr əˈyɑ ki /

noun Japanese Cookery.

a dish of grilled slices of beef, chicken, or fish that have been marinated in soy sauce seasoned with sake, ginger, and sugar.

adjective

prepared in this manner: chicken teriyaki.

Nearby words

  1. tergite,
  2. tergiversate,
  3. tergiversation,
  4. tergum,
  5. terhune,
  6. term,
  7. term day,
  8. term infant,
  9. term insurance,
  10. term life insurance

Origin of teriyaki

1960–65; < Japanese, equivalent to teri glaze + yaki broil

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British Dictionary definitions for teriyaki

teriyaki

/ (ˌtɛrɪˈjækɪ) Japanese cookery /

adjective

basted with soy sauce and rice wine and broiled over an open fire

noun

a dish prepared in this way

Word Origin for teriyaki

from Japanese, from teri glaze + yaki to broil

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Word Origin and History for teriyaki

teriyaki

1962, from Japanese, from teri "gloss, lustre" + yaki "roast."

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