shawarma

Alternative Spellings

schwarma, shewarma, shwarma

Definitions

  • Thinly cut meat (usually lamb, but may be chicken, beef, or other meat) cooked on a vertical rotating spit. Often served on a laffa (large pita type bread, but flat like a pizza dough and without a pocket) and with French fries ("chips" in Israel). Sometimes served on pita.

Example Sentences

  • That shwarma stand has the best shwarma in Yerushalayim!

Languages of Origin

Arabic

Etymology

שווארמה

Who Uses This

Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)

Regions

North America, Australia / New Zealand

Dictionaries

None

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