shish kebab

noun
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 Instead of using a standard gas grill, Al Bawadi in suburban Bridgeview cooks all the meat over charcoal, which lends the lamb shish kebab pieces a distinct smoky profile. Nick Kindelsperger, chicagotribune.com, "From shawarma to falafel, where to find the best Middle Eastern sandwiches in Chicagoland," 16 Aug. 2019 Fresh salads, pizzas, shish kebabs (called shashlik) of pork, beef, chicken or lamb, and seafood. Jeff Opdyke, latimes.com, "Crimea is an unexpected beauty set against an unsettled history," 23 June 2019 Que Page, the owner of Q’s Barber Shop in Seat Pleasant, tuned into the game but was busy grilling salmon shish kebabs the moment Durant went down. Candace Buckner, Washington Post, "Kevin Durant’s injury reverberated throughout the NBA. In Prince George’s County, it hit home.," 11 June 2019 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, Philly.com, "'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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7 Dec 2019

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“Shish kebab.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shish%20kebab?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=s&file=shishk01. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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