shawarma

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noun sha·war·ma \shä-ˈwȯr-mə, ˈshwȯr-mə\

Definition of shawarma

  1. :  a sandwich especially of sliced lamb or chicken, vegetables, and often tahini wrapped in pita bread

Origin and Etymology of shawarma

Levantine Arabic shāwurma sliced lamb on a skewer, from Turkishçevirme, literally, turn, rotation, from çevir- turn


First Known Use: 1953


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