Definition of stoush in English:

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Pronunciation: /staʊʃ/
Australian /NZ informal


[with object]
Hit; fight with: get out of that car while I stoush you


A brawl or other fight: figurative he is prepared to take risks, even a stoush with the Left if necessary
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  • 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.

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