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 said city.
It is part of a genre of slang terms which refer to people by stereotypes of their dietary habits. (Such as pom, limey 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 left out.
The older origin of the word is probably from the old Norse word 'skaus' again for a type of stew.
Did you hear about the scouse version of the film 'silence of the lambs?' It was called 'shut up ewes.'
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