lobscouse

[lob-skous]
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noun

a stew of meat, potatoes, onions, ship biscuit, etc.

Nearby words

  1. lobopodium,
  2. lobose,
  3. lobotomize,
  4. lobotomized,
  5. lobotomy,
  6. lobster,
  7. lobster moth,
  8. lobster newburg,
  9. lobster pot,
  10. lobster roll

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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British Dictionary definitions for lobscouse

lobscouse

noun

a sailor's stew of meat, vegetables, and hardtack

Word Origin for lobscouse

C18: perhaps from dialect lob to boil + scouse, broth; compare loblolly

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