|Definition - The colloquial name for a dialect of English spoken in Liverpool.|
Etymology - The term derives from the name of a type of stew called lobscouse, which is popular in the region.
Oxford English Dictionary - Its first citation is from 1963:
"This rock group suddenly made Liverpool fashionable in the entertainment world. After their first two records it became necessary for people in the business in London to learn a few words of Scouse."
(Guardian 3 June 10/5)