bubble and squeak


Definition of bubble and squeak

: a British dish consisting of usually leftover potatoes, greens (such as cabbage), and sometimes meat fried together

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For just under $100 per person, guests can attend a viewing and breakfast party that includes scones, teas and bubble and squeak, the traditional British breakfast of cabbage and potatoes. Fox News, "Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's royal wedding celebrated around world with extravagant, over-the-top parties," 17 May 2018 The Fairmont Royal York also plans festivities for May 19 with a menu that includes classic British fare like bubble and squeak (cabbage and potatoes) and bangers (sausages) and eggs. Beth J. Harpaz, chicagotribune.com, "Royal wedding: At hotels, $50K packages, Union Jack condoms," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of bubble and squeak

1752, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bubble and squeak

British : a meal of potatoes, cabbage, and sometimes meat mixed together and fried

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