scouse

scouse

[skous]
noun British Nautical.
a baked dish or stew made usually with meat and hardtack.

Origin:
1830–40; short for lobscouse

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scouse (skaʊs)
 
n
dialect (Liverpool) a stew made from left-over meat
 
[C19: shortened from lobscouse]

Scouse (skaʊs)
 
n
1.  Also called: Scouser a person who lives in or comes from Liverpool
2.  the dialect spoken by such a person
 
adj
3.  of or from Liverpool; Liverpudlian
 
[C20: from scouse]

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scouse
1840, short for lobscouse "a sailor's stew made of meat, vegetables, and hardtack," of uncertain origin (cf. loblolly); transf. sense of "native or inhabitant of Liverpool" is recorded from 1945. In ref to the regional dialect, from 1963.
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