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 kab&amacron;b, cooked meat in small pieces, possibly from Aramaic kabb&amacron;b&amacron;, burning, charring, from kabbeb, to char, roast, probably from Akkadian kab&amacron;bu, to burn; see kbb1 in Semitic roots).
(plural shish kebabs)
- sheek kebab
- kafta kebab