Even a scouse of mouldy biscuit met the approval of Loolowcan.
We called the captain, and requested him to inspect the pan of scouse.
At supper we had a cup of coffee to finish the quarter-ration of food, which was made into a scouse as before.
For the noon meal we had only one dish, which was "scouse," a mixture of meat and potatoes, thoroughly boiled in water.
Better all lay in a good foundation of scouse and sody biscuit.
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).