Australian /NZ informal
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A brawl or other fight: figurative he is prepared to take risks, even a stoush with the Left if necessary
More example sentences
- What's the most bizarre stoush or fight that you've come across in your years of watching these kinds of conflicts?
- It's been a year of predictable stoushes and controversies that seem to have come out of nowhere.
- The stoush between the timber industry, the conservation movement and governments, which went on for decades, was supposed to be all sorted out by now.
late 19th century: of unknown origin.