One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(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.’
- ‘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).’
- ‘We ordered a pork shashlik, grilled zargan fish and grilled blue fish.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The pork cutlets also looked good, although the shashlik I ordered was strangely cold.’
From Russian shashlyk, based on Turkish şiş ‘spit, skewer’; compare with shish kebab.
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