a stew made of beef or veal and onions, and sometimes other vegetables, and seasoned with paprika
also Hungarian goulash
Origin of goulashGerman gulasch from Hungarian gulyás, literally , cattle herder ( from gulya, cattle), hence herdsman's food
- a. A stew of beef or veal and vegetables, seasoned mainly with paprika.b. Any of various similar stews of mixed ingredients.
- A dish of ground beef, macaroni, and onions covered in a seasoned tomato sauce and often mixed with melted cheese.
- A mixture of many different elements; a hodgepodge.
Origin of goulashHungarian short for gulyáshús literally “herdsman's meat,” goulash from gulyás herdsman: gulya, herd of cows (perhaps of Northeast Caucasian origin and akin to Dargwa gula, cattle for fattening) + -s, occupational noun suff.]
From Hungarian gulyás.