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ˈlɒb skaʊslob·scouse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lobscouse, lobscuse, scousenoun

    a stew of meat and vegetables and hardtack that is eaten by sailors


  1. lobscousenoun

    A dish of meat stewed with vegetables and ship biscuit.

  2. Etymology: From Labskaus


  1. Lobscouse

    Lobscouse (or lapskaus) is a thick Norwegian stew made of meat and potatoes.There are many variations of lapskaus. The dish may be made of fresh or leftover meat (usually beef or lamb, but sometimes also chicken, pork, or ham) and potatoes. Other typical ingredients are vegetables (such as carrots, onions, leeks, celery root, and rutabaga) and spices (such as salt, pepper, ginger, and herbs).Lapskaus is possibly linked (historically and etymologically) to lobscouse, a European sailors' stew or hash strongly associated with major ports such as Liverpool. Similar dishes include the Danish labskovs, Swedish lapskojs, Finnish lapskoussi or the German Labskaus.The dish also figures in Norwegian American cuisine. In 1970, lapskaus was part of "the official menu for the seamen's mess" of the Norwegian America Line. Until the 1980s, Brooklyn's Eighth Avenue (particularly between 50th and 60th streets) was known as "Lapskaus Boulevard" in reference to the high Norwegian-American population in the area.


  1. lobscouse

    Lobscouse is a traditional dish that originated in Europe, particularly in seafaring regions such as Liverpool and Northern Germany. It is a stew made from meat (usually beef or lamb), vegetables, and hardtack, which is a type of hard, dry bread. It was a popular meal among sailors due to its high nutritional content and long shelf life. Over time, variations of the dish have appeared in different countries, often adapting to local tastes and ingredients. Its name is believed to have given Liverpool its nickname "Scouse."

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lobscousenoun

    a combination of meat with vegetables, bread, etc., usually stewed, sometimes baked; an olio

  2. Etymology: [Written also lobscourse from which lobscouse is corrupted.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lobscouse

    lob′skows, n. a stew or hash with vegetables, a dish used at sea. [Origin dub.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lobscouse

    An olla-podrida of salt-meat, biscuit, potatoes, onions, spices, &c., minced small and stewed together. (See LAP'S COURSE.)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lobscouse in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lobscouse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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