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noun British.
  1. a dish of meat, usually beef, and cabbage fried or boiled together.

Origin of bubble and squeak

First recorded in 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for bubble and squeak

Historical Examples

  • It was bubble-and-squeak, between two plates, and its fragrance filled the narrow cell.

    The Wind in the Willows

    Kenneth Grahame

  • Cold boiled pork is a better material for bubble-and-squeak than beef.

  • At this point, the author, for what reason I will not venture to surmise, chooses to append this gloss: "Bubble-and-Squeak!"

    Doctor Grimshawe's Secret

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • The remark reached Mrs. Bindle through a mouthful of haddock and bubble-and-squeak, plus a fish-bone.

    Mrs. Bindle

    Hebert Jenkins

  • Haddock, bubble-and-squeak, and his own philosophy enabled him to withstand the impact of Mrs. Bindle's most vigorous offensive.

    Mrs. Bindle

    Hebert Jenkins


British Dictionary definitions for bubble and squeak

bubble and squeak

noun
  1. (in Britain and Australia) a dish of leftover boiled cabbage, potatoes, and sometimes cooked meat fried together

Word Origin

C18: so called from the sounds of this dish cooking
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