Shish kebab on a cutting board.
shish kebab definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Armenian shish kabab ; from Arabic shīsh, skewer plush kabāb, kebab
shish kebab definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also shish ke·bob or shish ka·bobnoun
Origin: Armenian 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 kbb in Semitic roots).