bubble and squeak


noun British.

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

Nearby words

  1. bubaline,
  2. bubalis,
  3. bubas,
  4. bubba,
  5. bubble,
  6. bubble bath,
  7. bubble bowl,
  8. bubble car,
  9. bubble card,
  10. bubble chamber

Origin of bubble and squeak

First recorded in 1765–75

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British Dictionary definitions for bubble and squeak

bubble and squeak


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

Word Origin for bubble and squeak

C18: so called from the sounds of this dish cooking

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