shabu-shabu

noun
sha·​bu-sha·​bu | \ ˈshä-bü-ˈshä-bü How to pronounce shabu-shabu (audio) \

Definition of shabu-shabu

: a Japanese dish consisting of thinly sliced beef and vegetables cooked briefly in simmering broth at the table

First Known Use of shabu-shabu

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shabu-shabu

Japanese, of imitative origin

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about shabu-shabu

Time Traveler for shabu-shabu

Time Traveler

The first known use of shabu-shabu was in 1967

See more words from the same year

Statistics for shabu-shabu

Cite this Entry

“Shabu-shabu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shabu-shabu. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on shabu-shabu

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about shabu-shabu

Comments on shabu-shabu

What made you want to look up shabu-shabu? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

July 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • papercraft sunset
  • Which is a synonym of mien?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!