Shish kebab on a cutting board.
a dish consisting of small chunks of marinated meat, esp. lamb, placed on skewers alternately with tomatoes, onions, green peppers, etc., and broiled
also shish kabob
Origin of shish kebabArmenian shish kabab ; from Arabic shīsh, skewer + kabāb, kebab
also shish ke·bob or shish ka·bob
A dish consisting of pieces of seasoned meat and sometimes vegetables roasted on skewers and served with condiments.
Origin of shish kebabArmenian shish kabab, from Turkish şiş kebabı : şiş, skewer + kebabı, qualifying (possessive) form of kebap, roasted meat (probably from Arabic kabāb, cooked meat in small pieces, possibly from Aramaic kabbābā, burning, charring, from kabbeb, to char, roast, probably from Akkadian kabābu, to burn; see kbb1 in Semitic roots).
(plural shish kebabs)
- sheek kebab
- kafta kebab