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barbequed, BBQed, BBQ'd, bar-be-qued, bar-be-cued, bar-b-qued, bar-b-cued, bar-be-qed, bar-be-q'd, bar-b-qed, bar-b-q'd, bar-B-Qed, bar-B-Q'd


barbecued (comparative more barbecued, superlative most barbecued)

  1. Cooked on a barbecue.
    • 1793 January, William Bartram, “Art. II. Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws. Containing an Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions; together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians. Embellished with Copper Plates. By William Bartram. Re-printed from the Philadelphia Edition. 8vo. pp. 520. 7s. 6d. boards. Johnson. 1792.”, in The Monthly Review; or, Literary Journal, Enlarged, volume X, London: Printed for R[alph] Griffiths; and sold by T[homas] Becket, in Pall Mall, published 1794, OCLC 901376714, page 17:
      On recollecting myself, I diſcovered that I had almoſt reached the entrance of the lagoon, and determined to venture in, if poſſible, to take a few fiſh, [] I ſoon caught more trout than I had preſent occaſion for, and the air was too hot and ſultry to admit of their being kept for many hours, even though ſalted or barbecued.



  1. simple past tense and past participle of barbecue