kebab

noun ke·bab \kə-ˈbäb also ˈkā-ˌbäb\
variants: or

kebob

or less commonly

play \kə-ˈbäb also ˈkā-ˌbäb\

Definition of kebab

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

Origin and Etymology of kebab

ultimately from Arabic or Persian kabāb, from Turkishkebap


First Known Use: 1673


KEBAB Defined for English Language Learners

kebab

noun ke·bab \kə-ˈbäb also ˈkā-ˌbäb\

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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