Definition of shashlik in English:

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shashlik

Pronunciation: /ˈʃaʃlɪk/

noun (plural same or shashliks)

(In Asia and eastern Europe) a mutton kebab.
Example sentences
  • Millions of acres are burnt every year in this place because somebody has gone out to have a fire and cook their shashlik (meat kebab).
  • We ordered a pork shashlik, grilled zargan fish and grilled blue fish.
  • The pork cutlets also looked good, although the shashlik I ordered was strangely cold.

Origin

From Russian shashlyk, based on Turkish şiş 'spit, skewer'; compare with shish kebab.

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