ke·​bab | \ kə-ˈbäb How to pronounce kebab (audio) also ˈkā-ˌbäb How to pronounce kebab (audio) \
variants: or kebob or less commonly

Definition of kebab

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

Examples of kebab in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two took a two-hour meal break, driving five miles away from the arena to pick up a kebab. Richard Smirke, Billboard, 17 June 2021 Indian-Pakistani restaurant Himalaya, located at 6652 Southwest Freeway, offers kebabs, curries, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, 3 Apr. 2020 Go Monday through Thursday for tacos and estofado and on Fridays for hummus, kisir and kebab Hindi. Josie Sexton, The Know, 20 Dec. 2019 Grease each kebab with a little cooking oil spray or olive oil (to help prevent sticking), then sprinkle with the remaining teaspoon of za’atar. Bonnie S. Benwick, The Denver Post, 7 Oct. 2019 Noodles play their part, too, light and springy rice noodles called pancit, stir-fried with cabbage and pork and served with lumpia and a kebab for $10.50. Mike Sutter,, 9 Apr. 2020 One night Colbert came out in a suit that looked like a blue kebab. Chris Jones,, 7 Aug. 2019 Don’t forget the prepared-food section at the far end of the store, which is stocked with kebabs, hummus, falafel and dips (the spicy eggplant is pretty great on that sangak), as well as Indian, Chinese, Italian and Mexican dishes. Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2020 Used to form kebabs, top cheesy fries and as the center of its classic burger, the restaurant relies on the Beyond Meat and Impossible brands of meat substitutes to anchor its menu. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, 8 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of kebab

1673, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kebab

ultimately from Arabic or Persian kabāb, from Turkish kebap

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“Kebab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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