me·​nu·​do mə-ˈnü-dō How to pronounce menudo (audio)
plural menudos
: a tripe stew seasoned with chili peppers

Examples of menudo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sanchez’s memories at the bar include watching the Denver Broncos play on TV as Aurora Correa cooked menudo, a Mexican soup, and other dishes in the kitchen. Megan Ulu-Lani Boyanton, The Denver Post, 12 June 2024 Located at the corner of Grant Street and Second Avenue, El Portal is open for breakfast and lunch, offering a menu of enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas and menudo. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 20 Mar. 2024 There’s a place called La Gloria right off the highway that has great menudo. Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times, 29 Mar. 2024 The menu includes fresh ingredients in the menudo, asada fries, chile relleno burger, flautas and more. Chelsea Hylton, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2023 The restaurant prides itself for its homemade menudo recipe, but also offers chilaquiles, gorditas, birria and other Mexican antojitos. Chelsea Hylton, Los Angeles Times, 10 Aug. 2023 After squeezing a whole lime into his menudo and dressing it up with cilantro y cebolla, Dad From Houston—his nickname—enjoyed every single spoonful of hot, tender menudo. Marco Torres, Chron, 18 Aug. 2022 Making menudo is a laborious endeavor that starts early in the morning before founder Ricardo Morales and his family’s 8 a.m. service. Cesar Hernandez, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Apr. 2023 The restaurant is best known for its menudo and pozole soup, tamales and most of all the friendly and welcoming customer service. Endia Fontanez, The Arizona Republic, 31 Mar. 2023

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Word History


Mexican Spanish, from Spanish menudos innards, giblets

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of menudo was in 1904

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Cite this Entry

“Menudo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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