Definition of shawarma
: a sandwich especially of sliced lamb or chicken, vegetables, and often tahini wrapped in pita bread
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The Middle Eastern menu features both gyros and shawarma.
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Origin and Etymology of shawarma
Levantine Arabic shāwurma sliced lamb on a skewer, from Turkish çevirme, literally, turn, rotation, from çevir- turn
First Known Use: 1953See Words from the same year
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