Origin of shish kebabArmenian shish kabab ; from Arabic sh?sh, skewer + kab?b, kebab
also shish ke·bob or shish ka·bob
Origin of shish kebabArmenian shish kabab, from Turkish şiş kebabı : şiş, skewer + kebabı, qualifying (possessive) form of kebap, roasted meat (probably from Arabic kabab, cooked meat in small pieces, possibly from Aramaic kabbaba, burning, charring, from kabbeb, to char, roast, probably from Akkadian kababu, to burn; see kbb1 in Semitic roots).
(plural shish kebabs)
- sheek kebab
- kafta kebab