from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Shish kebab.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dish of pieces of meat, fish, or vegetables roasted on a skew or spit.
  • n. A shishkabob or any other food on a skewer.
  • v. To roast in the style of a kebab.
  • v. To stab or skewer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See kabab and kabob.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as cabob.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables


From Turkish kebap, from Arabic كباب (kabāb) or Persian کباب (kabâb, "fried meat"). (Wiktionary)


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  • The food that’s preferred in a hurry
    Is often formed in lumps or a slurry.
    Over rice or skewered,
    In flavors quite lurid,
    Haste is sustained by kebabs and curry.

    March 23, 2014