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

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a goulash of facts and figures
Recent Examples on the Web 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 Swank, who had previously prepared mountains of goulash, was in the kitchen helping to dish out authentic German fare to eager customers. Joan Hunt, courant.com, "Saengerbund Shares Holiday Traditions, Hospitality," 6 Dec. 2019 Tim Csiacsek says his grandmother would put a tablespoon of white vinegar into each serving bowl (for extra flavor) and thick, homemade noodles before ladling the goulash. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A little-known heirloom pepper has its own festival in Beaver Dam, where it arrived in America long ago," 3 Sep. 2019 The restaurant will continue serving goulash and chicken paprikash, and the Sunday pig and lamb roast is back on, strolling violinist included. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Cozy coffee shop with a walk-up window opens in Logan Square, plus more Chicago restaurant news," 30 Oct. 2019 The menu features many traditional dishes, such as goulash (about $21.50), pork schnitzel (about $15) and käsespätzle (noodles and mountain cheese, about $11.75). Liza Weisstuch, Washington Post, "Following a trail of schnapps through Germany’s storied Black Forest," 25 Oct. 2019 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

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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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29 Jan 2020

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“Goulash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goulash. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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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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