shish kebab

shish kebab

[shish kuh-bob]
a dish consisting of kabobs broiled or roasted on a skewer.
Also, shish kabob.
Also called shashlik, shashlick, shaslik.

1910–15; < Turkish şişkebabι, equivalent to şiş spit (cf. shashlik) + kebap roast meat (cf. kabob) + 3rd singular possessive suffix Unabridged


verb (used without object), shish-kebabbed, shish-kebabbing.
to broil or roast food on a skewer.
verb (used with object), shish-kebabbed, shish-kebabbing.
to broil or roast (food) on a skewer.
Also, shish-kabob. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
shish kebab (ˈʃiːʃ kəˈbæb)
a dish consisting of small pieces of meat and vegetables threaded onto skewers and grilled
[from Turkish şiş kebab, from şiş skewer; see kebab]

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Word Origin & History

shish kebab
1914, from Armenian shish kabab, from Turk. siskebap, from sis "skewer" + kebap "roast meat."
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Encyclopedia Britannica

shish kebab

dish of small pieces of lamb threaded on a skewer and cooked over an open fire. The name of the dish is derived from the Turkish sis, a spit or skewer, and kebab, mutton or lamb. Variants of this dish are found throughout the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus. In Greece it is called arni souvlakia, in the Caucasus shashlyk.

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