From Spanish barbacoa, from Taino barbakoa (“framework of sticks”), the raised wooden structure the Indians used to either sleep on or cure meat. Originally “meal of roasted meat or fish”.
barbecue (plural barbecues)
- A fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium.
- A meal or event highlighted by food cooked on a barbecue.
- We're having a barbecue on Saturday, and you're invited.
- (dated) A hog, ox, or other large animal roasted or broiled whole for a feast.
- A floor on which coffee beans are sun-dried.
- braai (South African English)
- To cook food on a barbecue; to grill.
From English barbecue.
- first-person singular present indicative of barbecueën
- imperative of barbecueën
- first-person singular present indicative of barbecuen
- singular present subjunctive of barbecuen
- imperative of barbecuen