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bbq /bi: bi: kju:/  

 (countable noun) (informal) Usage note: This term is used by many people when writing an invitation.

An abbreviation of ‘barbecue’. ‘Barbecue’ can refer to an occasion (‘Come to a barbecue’) or to the device used for cooking, which is usually a gas-fired or charcoal-fired grill, in a backyard (garden), park or country area.

Example 1: We all spent the afternoon at the van and finished off the day with a bbq - a most pleasant way to spend the day with family. (

Example 2: Easy to use, efficient and trouble free, a gas BBQ will save much of your time and cook faster than a grill BBQ. ( 


A bloke cooking sausages on a bbq

(photo by Lucy Zuzolo)