Definition of kebab in English:


Syllabification: ke·bab
Pronunciation: /kəˈbäb
(also kabob)


  • A dish of pieces of meat, fish, or vegetables roasted or grilled on a skewer or spit.
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    • It's best used when grilling kabobs, burgers, chops and steaks.
    • Outdoors is a grill from which you can order various flame-grilled meats including kebabs, steaks and meatballs.
    • Important categories of dishes which have a Moghul origin include: pilaf and biriani dishes; kebabs, kormas, and koftas; tandoor dishes; samosas.


late 17th century: from Arabic kabāb, partly via Urdu, Persian, and Turkish.

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