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A sailor's stew made of meat, vegetables, and hardtack.

[Perhaps British dialectal (northeast England) lob, to bubble + scouse, of unknown origin.]
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(Cookery) a sailor's stew of meat, vegetables, and hardtack
[C18: perhaps from dialect lob to boil + scouse, broth; compare loblolly]
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(ˈlɒb skaʊs)

a sailor's stew of meat, potatoes, onions, hardtack, etc.
[1700–10; obscurely akin to loblolly]
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Noun1.lobscouse - a stew of meat and vegetables and hardtack that is eaten by sailors
stew - food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables
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"This time we had incredibly good weather with no gazebos or lobscouse flung in the air!" said Mr Owen.
It comes from the word "Lobscouse" and has been eaten by sailors in Northern Europe.
But, although we know this is a shortened form of "lobscouse", there has been much speculation about the roots of "lob-scouse".
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In addition to interrogating Ben about where he's been and chastising him for not caring a "smite" for her or their children, Betty tells him that his "supper's a-top o'th oon!" Ben then asks what she's made for supper and she tells him, "I've warmed thou some o' that lobscouse 'at wur laft yesterday." Warmed-up leftovers can hardly compete with the "bacon-collops" (rasher of bacon) and "quart o' ale-posset" (warm milk and beer sweetened) that are promised to the absent husband in "Come Whoam" and Ben seems to notice.
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Holyhead's 79 pub will be packed with lobscouse on offer at half time.
They and Liverpool seamen helped to evolve lobscouse, the meat and potato stew, whose name, shortened to 'Scouse' has since become the label of every Liverpudlian.
It is perhaps as alarming and exhilarating as the Western seaman's culinary switch from the "usual sailor's menu of lobscouse, dandyfunk and chokedog, to a Laskari fare of karibat and kedgeree."
She describes surprisingly varied meals and includes recipes for such delicacies as sea pie, lobscouse and burgoo.
Norton, has built a cottage industry for the author The house publishes all 20 of his seafaring novels, as well as curios like "Lobscouse and Spotted Dog: The Definitive Food Reference" to his fiction.
'Lobley' has onomatopoeic connotations with 'lob' (a 'bumpkin', also a 'lump'); and with 'lobscouse' (a rough-and-ready seaman's dish) and of course with 'lobster'.