Definition of spiedie in US English:



  • An Italian-American dish consisting of marinated pieces of meat cooked on a skewer, and often served in a roll.

    • ‘The underground concourse at the Capitol complex will feature art displays, performances, and food from around the state, including chicken wings from Buffalo; spiedies from Binghamton; and cheesecake from Brooklyn.’
    • ‘Try the spiedies (an upstate New York variation of shish kebab).’
    • ‘Grip the meat with the bread and pull the skewer out, and devour a deliciously spicy and juicy spiedie.’
    • ‘I first had spiedies at my friend's dad's tailgate party in Southbend at a Michigan v. Notre Dame game back in 1992.’
    • ‘Silvestri, who asserts that his spiedie sauce of mint, garlic, carrots and peppers is still the best, uses pork shoulder marinated three days for his spiedies.’


Early 20th century: probably from Italian spiedi, plural of spiedo ‘spit, skewer’, probably from Middle French espiet ‘spear’, of Germanic origin.