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shish kebab

[shish kuh-bob] /ˈʃɪʃ kəˌbɒb/
noun
1.
a dish consisting of kabobs broiled or roasted on a skewer.
Also, shish kabob.
Also called shashlik, shashlick, shaslik.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; < Turkish şişkebabι, equivalent to şiş spit (cf. shashlik) + kebap roast meat (cf. kabob) + 3rd singular possessive suffix

shish-kebab

[shish-kuh-bob] /ˈʃɪʃ kəˌbɒb/
verb (used without object), shish-kebabbed, shish-kebabbing.
1.
to broil or roast food on a skewer.
verb (used with object), shish-kebabbed, shish-kebabbing.
2.
to broil or roast (food) on a skewer.
Also, shish-kabob.
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British Dictionary definitions for shish-kebab

shish kebab

/ˈʃiːʃ kəˈbæb/
noun
1.
a dish consisting of small pieces of meat and vegetables threaded onto skewers and grilled
Word Origin
from Turkish şiş kebab, from şiş skewer; see kebab
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Word Origin and History for shish-kebab

shish kebab

n.

1914, from Armenian shish kabab, from Turkish siskebap, from sis "skewer" + kebap "roast meat."

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