shish kebab

shish ke·​bab | \ ˈshish-kə-ˌbäb How to pronounce shish kebab (audio) \

Definition of shish kebab

: kebab cooked on skewers

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Catch the breezes up there and maybe a plate of shish kebab — that feels nice and summery. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dining patios proliferate around Milwaukee; a look at some new ones for 2018," 10 July 2018 Appetizers, such as stuffed falafel, are about $8 to $10; entrees, such as lamb shish kebab, range from $13.95 to $24.95, with most less than $20. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Casablanca in Brookfield is open, second-story patio and all," 23 June 2018 In the gritty, violent world of A Steady Rain, cops extort hookers in the name of community, pimps skewer cops like shish kebabs, and children are cannibalized and set aflame. Julia M. Klein,, "'A Steady Rain' at Walnut: Dark, brilliant two-cop drama," 23 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of shish kebab

1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shish kebab

Turkish şişkebabı, from şiş spit + kebap roast meat

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