shish kebab
noun Etymology: Turkish şişkebabı, from şiş spit + kebap roast meat Date: 1913 kebab cooked on skewers

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  • Shish kebab — Kebab Un kebab avec du pain pita …   Wikipédia en Français

  • shish kebab — [shish′ kə bäb΄] n. [Arm shish kabab < Ar shīsh, skewer + kabāb, kebab] a dish consisting of small chunks of marinated meat, esp. lamb, placed on skewers alternately with tomatoes, onions, green peppers, etc., and broiled: also shish kabob …   English World dictionary

  • shish kebab — 1914, from Armenian shish kabab, from Turk. siskebap, from sis skewer + kebap roast meat …   Etymology dictionary

  • shish kebab — ► NOUN ▪ a dish of pieces of marinated meat and vegetables cooked and served on skewers. ORIGIN Turkish sis kebap …   English terms dictionary

  • shish kebab — UK [ˌʃɪʃ kəˈbæb] / US [ˌʃɪʃ kəˈbɑb] noun [countable] Word forms shish kebab : singular shish kebab plural shish kebabs a meal consisting of small pieces of cooked meat on a stick. It is often simply called a kebab …   English dictionary

  • shish kebab — /shish keuh bob / a dish consisting of kabobs broiled or roasted on a skewer. Also called shashlik, shashlick, shaslik. [1910 15; < Turk siskebabi, equiv. to sis spit (cf. SHASHLIK) + kebap roast meat (cf. KABOB) + i 3d sing. possessive suffix] * …   Universalium

  • shish kebab — shish ke|bab [ ,ʃıʃ kə bab ] noun count small pieces of cooked meat on a stick. It is often simply called a kebab …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shish-kebab — /shish keuh bob /, v., shish kebabbed, shish kebabbing. v.i. 1. to broil or roast food on a skewer. v.t. 2. to broil or roast (food) on a skewer. * * * …   Universalium

  • shish-kebab — /shish keuh bob /, v., shish kebabbed, shish kebabbing. v.i. 1. to broil or roast food on a skewer. v.t. 2. to broil or roast (food) on a skewer …   Useful english dictionary

  • shish kebab — shish ke|bab [ˈʃıʃ kıˌbæb US ˌba:b] n [Date: 1900 2000; : Armenian; Origin: Turkish, from sis long thin metal stick + kebap ( KABOB)] small pieces of meat that are put on a long thin stick and cooked …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shish kebab —    (SHISH keh bahb) [Turkish] Small pieces of meat, skewered and broiled, usually over charcoal …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

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