Definition of kebab in English:

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Pronunciation: /kɪˈbab/
Pronunciation: /kəˈbɑːb/
(North American also kabob)


A dish of pieces of meat, fish, or vegetables roasted or grilled on a skewer or spit.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with kebab

blab, cab, confab, crab, Crabbe, dab, drab, fab, flab, gab, grab, jab, lab, nab, scab, slab, smash-and-grab, stab, tab

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