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 room is a more spacious setting for the menu’s interpretations of street food, which include Indochinese cauliflower with tomato and chiles, yogurt kebabs, and fish coconut curry.
Turkey’s passion for soccer often turns violent, and police search fans entering stadiums to seize weapons ranging from pocket change to kebab cleavers.
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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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