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

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After a full day on the slopes, stop by the Hotel Montana in Oberlech for goulash soup. Nina Sovich, WSJ, "Europe in Winter: 35 Reasons to Visit Off-Season," 21 Nov. 2018 There is room for all at The Elbow Room, a small neighborhood pub in the multilingual, multiethnic goulash that is north London. Liz Clarke, chicagotribune.com, "In England, a nation conditioned to World Cup failure is starting to believe," 8 July 2018 Some of the dishes included in the Google Doodle are apple pie for Maine, tortilla soup for Texas, hamburgers for Iowa and North Dakota, banana bread in Wyoming and goulash for Michigan. Jennifer Calfas, Time, "The Fourth of July Google Doodle Celebrates Each State's Most Popular Holiday Recipes," 3 July 2018 Sometimes it was combined with various leftovers and made into a sort of stew that inmates call goulash. Connor Sheets, AL.com, "Jail kitchen workers say donated, spoiled food keeps costs low for beach house sheriff," 23 Apr. 2018 Or drop in on Thursdays for a bowl of goulash ($10 for the large, $8 for the small). Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Burek, bread, baklava: 3 Balkan bakeries and restaurants for some of the best comfort food in Phoenix," 28 Mar. 2018 With each stroke his body, fueled by goulash and grain, helped free the sun's energy, transiently captured in the logs. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "Meet Vaclav Smil, the man who has quietly shaped how the world thinks about energy," 21 Mar. 2018 This farmhouse with two guest rooms and two newish tree houses (open daily July-August and weekends May-October) is popular with hikers who come to feast on traditional fare like goulash and polenta. Oddur Thorisson, Condé Nast Traveler, "Friuli-Venezia Giulia Is an Italy Far Removed from Its Stereotypes," 7 Feb. 2018 Upstairs, there was another buffet, complete with German pretzel, goulash soup and spaetzle. Diana Pearl, PEOPLE.com, "We Tried It: Attending the Ultra-Glam, Debutante Viennese Opera Ball," 9 Feb. 2018

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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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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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