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[yah-ki-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
noun Japanese Cookery.
  1. a dish of small pieces of boneless chicken, usually marinated, skewered, and grilled.
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Origin of yakitori

1960–65; < Japanese, equivalent to yaki broil + tori fowl
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  1. a Japanese dish consisting of small pieces of chicken skewered and grilled
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Word Origin for yakitori

Japanese, from yaki grilled + tori bird
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