Definition of kebab
: cubes of meat (such as lamb or beef) marinated and cooked with vegetables usually on a skewer
Recent Examples of kebab from the Web
The Catalan kebab sandwich ($8.25) was also delicious.
The center of the camp is dedicated to the evening’s activities, which include a generous buffet of local fare, including plates of dates, native breads, chicken and vegetable kebabs, and even the chance to try camel-meat stew, a Bedouin staple.
He and Musarrat made friends - Jason, Betty, Duane, Stacey and other Dawsonites who would drop by for kebabs or chicken parmesan.
Carefully flip each kebab, and grill the other side until meat is golden and edges are crisp, about 2 minutes.
Turkish olive oil and butter, along with a different Turkish spice each month, accompany all breads, and main course selections might be shish kebabs or eggplant stuffed with ground meat.
Skewers This is a local haunt for kebabs (the best are the lamb and the chicken) that’s ideal for lunch and dinner to go, or a late night snack.
Kebab shops sit comfortably next to cafes serving flat white espressos.
More recipes: Making kebabs involves threading meat and vegetables on a skewer.
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Origin and Etymology of kebab
ultimately from Arabic or Persian kabāb, from Turkish kebap
First Known Use: 1673See Words from the same year
KEBAB Defined for English Language Learners
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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