A stew formerly eaten by sailors, consisting of meat, vegetables, and hardtack.
More example sentences
- Sailors had various methods for making hard tack palatable, e.g. crumbling it into the dish called lobscouse.
- ‘Well, sir,’ said Killick, ‘Joe Plaice says he would venture upon a lobscouse, and Jemmy Ducks believes he could manage a goose-pie.’
early 18th century: of unknown origin; compare with Dutch lapskous, Danish and Norwegian lapskaus, and German Lapskaus.
Definition of lobscouse in:
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