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stoush

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Pronunciation: /staʊʃ
 
/
Australian /NZ informal

Definition of stoush in English:

verb

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

noun

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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.

Origin

late 19th century: of unknown origin.

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