- a stew of meat, potatoes, onions, ship biscuit, etc.
Also lob·scourse [lob-skawrs, -skohrs] /ˈlɒb skɔrs, -skoʊrs/.
Origin of lobscouse
1700–10; cf. loblolly; Norwegian lapskaus, Danish labskovs, German labskaus all ultimately < English
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Examples from the Web for lobscouse
They love their music as they love their lobscouse, hot and strong and plenty.The Orange Girl
Johansen preferred the “lobscouse,” while I had a weakness for the “fiskegratin.”Farthest North
Not to know the delights of a clam-bake, not to love chowder, to be ignorant of lobscouse!Child Life in Prose
A person who lives in a tower of porcelain and dines on pumpernickel and lobscouse.The Roycroft Dictionary
Not a taste of lobscouse will you lubbers get until you give up my hog.The Funny Philosophers
- a sailor's stew of meat, vegetables, and hardtack
C18: perhaps from dialect lob to boil + scouse, broth; compare loblolly
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