Definition of kebab in English:

kebab

(North American kabob)

Pronunciation: /kəˈbɑːb//kɪˈbab/

noun

  • A dish of pieces of meat, fish, or vegetables roasted or grilled on a skewer or spit.

    • ‘Pizzas are grilled, and kebabs threaded with bread between the chunks of meat, to soak up their juices as they cook.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There is a wide array of culinary choices, including pizza, kebabs, falafel, hamburgers, and Chinese cuisine.’
    • ‘Important categories of dishes which have a Moghul origin include: pilaf and biriani dishes; kebabs, kormas, and koftas; tandoor dishes; samosas.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

kebab

/kəˈbɑːb//kɪˈbab/