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spiedie Syllabification: spied·ie
Pronunciation: /ˈspēdē/

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of spiedie in English:

noun

An Italian-American dish consisting of marinated pieces of meat cooked on a skewer, and often served in a roll.
Example sentences
  • Try the spiedies (an upstate New York variation of shish kebab).
  • The underground concourse at the Capitol complex will feature art displays, performances, and food from around the state, including chicken wings from Buffalo; spiedies from Binghamton; and cheesecake from Brooklyn.
  • Grip the meat with the bread and pull the skewer out, and devour a deliciously spicy and juicy spiedie.

Origin

Early 20th century: probably from Italian spiedi, plural of spiedo 'spit, skewer', probably from Middle French espiet 'spear', of Germanic origin.

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