gou·​lash | \ ˈgü-ˌläsh How to pronounce goulash (audio) , -ˌlash \

Definition of goulash

1 : a stew made with meat (such as beef), assorted vegetables, and paprika
2 : a round in bridge played with hands produced by a redistribution of previously dealt cards
3 : a mixture of heterogeneous elements : jumble

Examples of goulash in a Sentence

a goulash of facts and figures
Recent Examples on the Web The fare — which includes pierogi, crepes with sweet cheese, Polish sausage, cabbage rolls and goulash — is authentic, much like the atmosphere. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, "Market-cafe offers a sweet slice of Europe in Southlake," 11 Sep. 2020 Café Sabarsky, a couple of blocks south of the Guggenheim inside the Neue Galerie, has been sending goulash, bratwurst and strudel to the staff at Mount Sinai Hospital nearby. Elizabeth A. Harris, New York Times, "The Museum Is Closed, but Its Tomato Man Soldiers On," 17 May 2020 Entrees offered include goulash, chicken paprikash, stuffed cabbage and more. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "These metro Detroit restaurants are offering take-out Easter meals," 8 Apr. 2020 The local diet is heavy on sauerkraut, goulash, and strudels, and pasta is made with hearty rye flour. Stacy Adimando, Saveur, "5 Unsung Pasta Classics Every Carb Lover Should Try," 9 Oct. 2017 Frozen bacon, pizza, lasagna, goulash and various junk foods are the norm. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "With drop bags heading to Iditarod checkpoints, it’s officially time for mushers to get a little edgy," 23 Feb. 2020 German dishes from goulash and spaetzle to Wiener schnitzel and a variety of bratwurst, along with steins of authentic lagers and a worthy apfelstrudel; the outdoor deck offers a commanding view of the ski mountain. Washington Post, "In the mountains of New Mexico, a storied ski resort gets a contemporary makeover," 17 Jan. 2020 The secret to making an indestructible battery comes down to the electrolyte, the chemical goulash that separates the positive and negative ends of a battery, says Konstantinos Gerasopoulos, a senior scientist at APL who is leading the research. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, "Scientists Made a Nearly Invincible Lithium-Ion Battery," 10 Jan. 2020 The Lightning Process is a goulash of neuro-linguistic programming, life coaching, osteopathy, positive affirmations, and other elements. David Tuller, STAT, "BMJ should retract flawed research paper on chronic fatigue syndrome," 13 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of goulash

1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for goulash

Hungarian gulyás, short for gulyáshús, literally, herdsman's meat

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The first known use of goulash was in 1866

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“Goulash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goulash. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of goulash

: a dish of meat, vegetables, and paprika that is slowly cooked in liquid
: a mixture of different things

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