from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Shish kebab.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as cabob.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See kabab and kabob.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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



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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