Share this entry
hibachi Line breaks: hi|bachi
Pronunciation: /hɪˈbatʃi/

Definition of hibachi in English:

noun (plural hibachis)

1A portable cooking apparatus similar to a small barbecue.
Example sentences
  • Never use a hibachi or barbecue grill inside a home, vehicle, or garage.
  • The griddle-tossed meats and vegetables typical of hibachi cooking can all end up tasting pretty much the same.
  • Place some chocolate fondue into a small hibachi and drizzle with white chocolate.
1.1(In Japan) a large earthenware pan or brazier in which charcoal is burnt to provide indoor heating.
Example sentences
  • I got an armchair and a desk and an electric fire, for the hibachi is cold comfort in the winter.


Mid 19th century: Japanese hibachi, hi-hachi, from hi 'fire' + hachi 'bowl, pot'.

Words that rhyme with hibachi

Karachi, Liberace, starchy, vivace
Definition of hibachi in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources