shabu-shabu

noun

sha·​bu-sha·​bu ˈshä-bü-ˈshä-bü How to pronounce shabu-shabu (audio)
: a Japanese dish consisting of thinly sliced beef and vegetables cooked briefly in simmering broth at the table

Examples of shabu-shabu in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Recent guests also rave about the on-site food, including the option to indulge in the fireside dinner on an open grill with menu items like Agu pork shabu-shabu and Okinawa soba noodle; Agu pork and Okinawa Motobu beef mixed sukiyaki; or seafood BBQ and Okinawan Jushi steamed rice. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 16 Feb. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

Japanese, of imitative origin

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shabu-shabu was in 1967

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“Shabu-shabu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shabu-shabu. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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