- a dish of grilled slices of beef, chicken, or fish that have been marinated in soy sauce seasoned with sake, ginger, and sugar.
- prepared in this manner: chicken teriyaki.
Origin of teriyaki
1960–65; < Japanese, equivalent to teri glaze + yaki broil
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- basted with soy sauce and rice wine and broiled over an open fire
- a dish prepared in this way
Word Origin for teriyaki
from Japanese, from teri glaze + yaki to broil
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1962, from Japanese, from teri "gloss, lustre" + yaki "roast."
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