yakitori

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 焼き鳥 (やきとり), from 焼き ‘grilled, toasted’ + ‘bird’.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jækɪˈtɔəɹi/

Noun[edit]

yakitori (plural yakitori)

  1. A Japanese shishkabob-type dish made with small pieces of chicken, fish, vegetables or beef which have been marinated in soy sauce and then cooked on skewers.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 851:
      We should have the bazaars full of yakitori pitches and geishas in bamboo cages.