Definition of goulash in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡo͞oˌläSH/
Pronunciation: /ˈɡo͞oˌlaSH/


1A highly seasoned Hungarian soup or stew of meat and vegetables, flavored with paprika.
Example sentences
  • 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 redealing of the four hands (unshuffled, with each hand arranged in suits and order of value) after no player has bid. The cards are usually dealt in batches of five, five, and three, and the resulting hands may have very uneven distributions.


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

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Syllabification: gou·lash

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