• n. A Middle-Eastern meatball made from lamb and served in pita.

Example Sentences

  • "The Kibbeh meatballs are easy to make, if a little putzy, and delicious." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Aramaic


  • A كبة kibba > TH קובה

    • Who Uses This

      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there


      • North America


      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      kibe, kibbeh

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