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 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 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,, 16 Aug. 2019 Fresh salads, pizzas, shish kebabs (called shashlik) of pork, beef, chicken or lamb, and seafood. Jeff Opdyke,, 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, 11 June 2019

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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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“Shish kebab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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: kebab

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