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lobscouse

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɒbskaʊs
 
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Definition of lobscouse in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A stew formerly eaten by sailors, consisting of meat, vegetables, and ship’s biscuit.
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.’

Origin

early 18th century: of unknown origin; compare with Dutch lapskous, Danish and Norwegian lapskaus, and German Lapskaus.

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