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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web These two steps alone will lead to a menudo with a more appealing scent. Minerva Orduño Rincón, The Arizona Republic, 27 Mar. 2022 Carmelita’s takes an already robust menudo with hominy and herbs in an iridescent mahogany broth and spikes it with a pig’s foot, adding another dimension of flavor and texture. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 25 Nov. 2021 Their menudo radiates a home-kitchen vibe, with tripe cut in clean velveteen ribbons in a stock with fat just starting to bubble to the surface, a bowl that incorporates spice, hominy and texture in perfect balance. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 25 Nov. 2021 When the temperature drops, Patterson bellies up to a bowl of tripe-rich menudo from this Tex-Mex staple that’s been serving bowl after bowl of the bright red stuff for more than 40 years. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Sep. 2021 Even her 10-year-old daughter helps serve the clientele who often wait in lines that wrap around the block for Silvana’s locally famous menudo. Wendy Fry, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Sep. 2020 Las Milpas, which means cornfields - the environment in which Alonso Sr. worked as a youth - also maintained a few dining tables where customers could eat gorditas, menudo and caldo de reyes. Matt Wake |, al, 18 Nov. 2019 Others crave dishes Calderon’s mother taught him, such as asada de puerco, menudo and pozole, barbacoa de borrego and caldo de rez o pollo. Vincent T. Davis,, 7 Oct. 2019 Northgate González Markets, the Southern California supermarket chain, is famous for its prepared foods — tacos, menudo and freshly made guacamole. Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug. 2019 See More

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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 26 Mar. 2023.

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