Meaning of kebab in English:


Pronunciation /kɪˈbab/

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(also North American kabob)
  • A dish of pieces of meat, fish, or vegetables roasted or grilled on a skewer or spit.

    ‘It's best used when grilling kabobs, burgers, chops and steaks.’
    • ‘Outdoors is a grill from which you can order various flame-grilled meats including kebabs, steaks and meatballs.’
    • ‘Important categories of dishes which have a Moghul origin include: pilaf and biriani dishes; kebabs, kormas, and koftas; tandoor dishes; samosas.’
    • ‘Pizzas are grilled, and kebabs threaded with bread between the chunks of meat, to soak up their juices as they cook.’
    • ‘There is a wide array of culinary choices, including pizza, kebabs, falafel, hamburgers, and Chinese cuisine.’


Late 17th century from Arabic kabāb, partly via Urdu, Persian, and Turkish.