kebab

noun ke·bab \ kə-ˈbäb also ˈkā-ˌbäb \
variants: or kebob or less commonly
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of kebab

: cubes of meat (such as lamb or beef) marinated and cooked with vegetables usually on a skewer

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Origin and Etymology of kebab

ultimately from Arabic or Persian kabāb, from Turkish kebap


KEBAB Defined for English Language Learners

kebab

noun

Definition of kebab for English Language Learners

  • : a dish made by pushing a long, thin stick (called a skewer) through pieces of meat and vegetables and cooking them on a grill


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