noun Japanese Cookery.
- a dish of grilled slices of beef, chicken, or fish that have been marinated in soy sauce seasoned with sake, ginger, and sugar.
- prepared in this manner: chicken teriyaki.
- basted with soy sauce and rice wine and broiled over an open fire
- a dish prepared in this way
1962, from Japanese, from teri “gloss, lustre” + yaki “roast.”