Definition of lobscouse in English:

lobscouse

noun

  • A stew formerly eaten by sailors, consisting of meat, vegetables, and hardtack.

    • ‘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.

Pronunciation:

lobscouse

/ˈläbskous/