lobscouse

lobscouse

[lob-skous]
noun
a stew of meat, potatoes, onions, ship biscuit, etc.
Also, lobscourse [lob-skawrs, -skohrs] .


Origin:
1700–10; cf. loblolly; Norwegian lapskaus, Danish labskovs, German labskaus all ultimately < English

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lobscouse (ˈlɒbˌskaʊs)
 
n
a sailor's stew of meat, vegetables, and hardtack
 
[C18: perhaps from dialect lob to boil + scouse, broth; compare loblolly]

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