Definitions

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  • n. A Middle Eastern sandwich-like wrap of shaved lamb, goat, chicken, turkey, beef, or a mixture thereof.

Etymologies

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Arabic شاورما (šāwirma), from Turkish çevirme.

Examples

  • Sunday, June 14, 2009 · 1. Wifi on the inter-city bus 2. Bloody steak on a hot patio 3. Falling asleep to the insanely loud purr of a cat just outside the bedroom door 4. The feel of soft leather on completely unaffordable shoes 5. That whenever I see the word shawarma, I sing "ma ma ma my shawarma" to The Knack's "My Sharona" in my head

    Grace In Small Things: Part 204 of 365

  • Arabic shops who sell the so-called shawarma variety, sometimes add cinnamon, coriander seeds and pomegranate juice.

    Brudirect News1

  • I guess i can stop calling shawarma "liberty meat" but I'm still calling sauerkraut "liberty cabbage"

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • Again, in NYC I think places will sometimes advertize "shawarma" or "doner" to signify they're not serving Kronos formed meat, but that's just marketing and likely has little to do with where the vender is actually from.

    Serious Eats

  • As you walk through the city, your mouth will water when you smell shawarma cooking on a spit.

    Jennifer Langione: Carpe Diem in Granada

  • And tacos Árabes and tacos al pastor, descended from shawarma and doner kebabs.

    �me encanta caldo de res!

  • That is, the idea that Middle Eastern food — your falafel, your hummus, your shawarma — is in any sense Jewish food.

    We Battle Then We Feast | ATTACKERMAN

  • Seeing as I lack the expertise to actually say anything substantive here, mmmmmm, shawarma.

    We Battle Then We Feast | ATTACKERMAN

  • In similar social entrepreneurial vein, two Emirati brothers, distressed at the inability to find inexpensive healthful food in a city wracked by obesity, started a fusion shawarma shop in Dubai Healthcare City.

    Hisham Wyne: Social Entrepreneurs and Change in Dubai

  • The place is bustling, customers coming in for two or three shawarma at a time, the guy on duty slapping the flatbreads out, piling on the meat and rolling them up at a good clip.

    Tango on the Edgware Road « Squares of Wheat

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