bi·​gos ˈbē-ˌgōs How to pronounce bigos (audio)
: a traditional Polish stew of sauerkraut and pork and often other types of meat, fruits, and vegetables (such as lamb, apples, or mushrooms)
So Helenka's menu runs from … bigos to white borsch, steak tartare caviar, pate, duck and vodka pepper steak …Chris Sherman, St. Petersburg Times (Florida), 18 Dec. 1992
When you find yourself in the mood for pierogi, stuffed cabbage, borscht, and bigos, this is the place to come to.Mike Colameco, Mike Colameco's Food Lover's Guide to New York City, 2009

Word History


borrowed from Polish, of uncertain origin

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bigos was in 1885

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“Bigos.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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