[yah-ki-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]

noun Japanese Cookery.

a dish of small pieces of boneless chicken, usually marinated, skewered, and grilled.

Origin of yakitori

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

Word Origin for yakitori

Japanese, from yaki grilled + tori bird
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