Definition of kebab in English:


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


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

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