British • informal
- 1 [mass noun] The dialect or accent of people from Liverpool: the man turned on him in ScouseMore example sentences
- Accents range from broad Scouse though modifications towards RP and RP itself in the middle and upper classes.
- Griffiths' one-armed alcoholic main character narrates the novel in demotic Scouse - the accent sounds like a hymn sung through a dodgy carburettor or a nightingale racked with emphysema.
- You can hear as much Scouse as Welsh spoken in the streets of Bangor.
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- Relating to Liverpool: a Scouse accentMore example sentences
- Bob was a Scouser, he had a Scouse sense of humour and people thought he was terrific, the kids thought he was great as well.
- Plenty of Scouse artists have emerged since the beat explosion, but only a fraction have had any national impact.
- The play was set in Birkenhead, which meant that I had to do a Scouse accent for that, so I decided to stick with it for this too.
mid 19th century: abbreviation of lobscouse.