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 of goulash from the Web
The shish kabob includes sugar cubes soaked with spirits and lit aflame for a dramatic impact, while the Highlander Special is a dish of potato pancakes and goulash.
Jägerhaus serves Barock Dunkel and many other German delights, including goulash, bratwurst and strudel.
A handful of tourists and dozens of Scandinavian and Russian truck drivers sipped goulash soup and ate bratwurst in the cafeteria as the ferry lurched into motion.
Zivko Radojcic, the chef, specializes in European cooking, mostly Mediterranean but also Eastern European, with dishes like goulash and paprika potatoes that reflect his Serbian upbringing.
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Origin and Etymology of goulash
Hungarian gulyás, short for gulyáshús, literally, herdsman's meat
First Known Use: 1866See Words from the same year
GOULASH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of goulash for English Language Learners
: a dish of meat, vegetables, and paprika that is slowly cooked in liquid
: a mixture of different things
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