Definition of goulash in English:

goulash

Line breaks: gou|lash
Pronunciation: /ˈguːlaʃ
 
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noun

  • 1 [mass noun] A highly seasoned Hungarian soup or stew of meat and vegetables, flavoured with paprika.
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    • The menu is mostly traditional, but includes some interesting starters such as Hungarian goulash, roll mops and the old reliable shrimp cocktail.
    • In fact, one of the best places for goulash, in either soup or stew form, is at the Fakanal restaurant on the first floor of the market hall.
    • Almost every culture eventually developed distinct conventions, from the fiery curries of India to paprika-permeated goulash in Hungary.
  • 2(In informal bridge) a further deal of the four hands after no player has bid.

Origin

from Hungarian gulyás-hús, from gulyás 'herdsman' + hús 'meat'; sense 2 (dating from the 1920s) is an extended use.

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