hi·​ba·​chi hi-ˈbä-chē How to pronounce hibachi (audio)
: a charcoal brazier

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Here's the scoop on how to get free ice cream on your birthday — sign up for the Birthday Club. Benihana: Register for Chef's Table to receive news from the hibachi chain and a $30 gift certificate to use during your birthday month. Lily Lopate, Peoplemag, 17 Apr. 2023 Its hibachi steak was prepared right in front of guests on a grill at the table and created quite the stir. Gary Stern, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 Edo in Japan has hibachi cooked on tableside grills, plus sushi. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 22 Feb. 2022 Filipino hibachi chef Emmanuel Carpio sits down with host Arlene Borenstein to talk about following the flame of starting his own business during a pandemic. Arlene Borenstein-zuluaga, sun-sentinel.com, 1 Apr. 2021

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Word History



First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hibachi was in 1863

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Cite this Entry

“Hibachi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hibachi. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


hi·​ba·​chi hi-ˈbäch-ē How to pronounce hibachi (audio)
: a charcoal grill
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