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scouse

[skous] /skaʊs/
noun, British Nautical
1.
a baked dish or stew made usually with meat and hardtack.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; short for lobscouse
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British Dictionary definitions for scouse

scouse

/skaʊs/
noun
1.
(Liverpool, dialect) a stew made from left-over meat
Word Origin
C19: shortened from lobscouse

Scouse

/skaʊs/
noun
1.
Also called Scouser. a person who lives in or comes from Liverpool
2.
the dialect spoken by such a person
adjective
3.
of or from Liverpool; Liverpudlian
Word Origin
C20: from scouse
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Word Origin and History for scouse
n.

1840, short for lobscouse "a sailor's stew made of meat, vegetables, and hardtack," of uncertain origin (cf. loblolly); transferred sense of "native or inhabitant of Liverpool" (where the stew is a characteristic dish) is recorded from 1945. In reference to the regional dialect, from 1963. Related: Scouser (1959).

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