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)

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