Scouse, or scouser.
Term for people originating in Liverpool (UK) or their accent/dialect. Used as a positive, neutral or derogaratory
word depending on the speakers prejudices about
It is part of a genre of slang terms which refer
to people by stereotypes of their dietary habits. (Such as pom
or ros bif
for the British.
The meal scouse was common in working class Liverpool in the past, and is a thick stew of lamb
and vegetables, slow cooked
in a pan to make cheap cuts of meat more
palatable. For the very poor
you could make do with 'blind scouse' which is a lamb
stew with the lamb
The older origin of the word
is probably from
the old Norse word
'skaus' again for a type of stew.