Definition of shashlik in English:


nounPlural shashliks

  • (in Asia and eastern Europe) a mutton kebab.

    • ‘My enormous vegetable dish only cost 3.40 leva, while the shashlik was six leva and the spicy potatoes were 1.80 leva.’
    • ‘But they also have an extensive variety of salads and typical Bulgarian cuisine, which sometimes requires theatrical input from the serving staff when it comes to the enormous shashliks.’
    • ‘We ordered a pork shashlik, grilled zargan fish and grilled blue fish.’
    • ‘The pork cutlets also looked good, although the shashlik I ordered was strangely cold.’
    • ‘Millions of acres are burnt every year in this place because somebody has gone out to have a fire and cook their shashlik (meat kebab).’


From Russian shashlyk, based on Turkish şiş ‘spit, skewer’; compare with shish kebab.