shish kebab


shish ke·​bab ˈshish-kə-ˌbäb How to pronounce shish kebab (audio)
: kebab cooked on skewers

Examples of shish kebab in a Sentence

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Word History


Turkish şişkebabı, from şiş spit + kebap roast meat

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shish kebab was in 1913

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“Shish kebab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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shish kebab

shish ke·​bab ˈshish-kə-ˌbäb How to pronounce shish kebab (audio)
: cubes of meat marinated and cooked on skewers

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