shish kebab

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

Definition of shish kebab

: kebab cooked on skewers

Examples of shish kebab in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pair with shish kebab or with pumpkin squash ravioli. Château Laurence. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 22 May 2022 Pair with a German chocolate cake dessert or with shish kebab that includes chicken and juicy vegetables. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 22 May 2022 Fusion dishes, combining flavors of both cuisines, are a chicken tikka grinder, chicken tikka mac and cheese, shish kebab grinder, chicken tikka quesadilla and a kebab roll. Susan Dunne,, 3 Jan. 2022 That’s alongside Israeli dishes, such as shish kebab and hummus. Cnaan Liphshiz,, 3 Nov. 2021 Their chicken shish kebab has rave reviews, too, and their homemade hummus is good enough to get in a tub and take home with you. Kaye Toal, Travel + Leisure, 1 Mar. 2021 The linear park skewers four historic New Orleans neighborhoods — the French Quarter, Treme, Mid-City and Bayou St. John — shish kebab style. Missy Wilkinson,, 11 Dec. 2020 The restaurant serves main dishes ($9.99 to $15.99) including shish kebab, grilled half chicken and lamb chops. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Aug. 2020 The Aleppo paste appears again, though more subtly, in the fantastic shish kebab. Mark Kurlyandchik,, 14 Feb. 2020 See More

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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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The first known use of shish kebab was in 1913

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“Shish kebab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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