Definition of shawarma in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʃəˈwɔːmə/


(In some Arabic-speaking countries) a doner kebab.
Example sentences
  • With few options open to us, we bought from a street vendor roast chicken shaved from a spit and served on pita bread - shawarma.
  • If they were hungry for something other than the normal dining hall fare, they could enjoy chicken and hot bean sauce, shawarmas (a Middle East sandwich made in a pita), or even ice cream from the concessionaires.
  • The beef and chicken shawarma are tender morsels of seasoned meat.


Colloquial Arabic šāwirma, from Turkish çevirme 'sliced meat roasted on a spit' from çevirmek 'turn, rotate'.

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