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 Warming up with beef goulash and a lager served in a hefty mug at the century-plus-old mahogany bar, I was transported decades — and great distances — from the modern rush and glamour of the more famous island just across the water. Washington Post, 21 Jan. 2022 Worth the trip: For an authentic taste of the Tyrol, Huberbrau Stuberl offers lashings of schnitzel, goulash and dumplings in an atmospheric setting. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, 4 Dec. 2017 The menu features traditional German fare, such as schnitzel, wursts and goulash. Washington Post, 21 Jan. 2022 Carmel and Hanna both offer signature local items like goulash with nokedli, a paprika-rich beef stew featuring handmade noodle dumplings; Hungarian schnitzels; and flodni — a poppy-rich, nutty Hungarian-Jewish layer cake. Cnaan Liphshiz, sun-sentinel.com, 3 Nov. 2021 Pair with goulash or wild game such as rabbit, or even a blueberry tart dessert. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 31 Oct. 2021 If desired, prepare noodles according to package directions and serve goulash over noodles. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 4 Oct. 2021 The ironies at play here are more glorious than Hungarian goulash. Washington Post, 12 Aug. 2021 Magoo’s would have burgers and other sandwiches, and comfort foods like pot pie, pot roast, goulash in bread bowls, soups and chili. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Mar. 2021 See More

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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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“Goulash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goulash. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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