stoush

1) n
Australian
a brawl. The word is probably a descendant of lost dialect terms for 'uproar' or 'strike'.
2) adj
British
presumptuous, arrogant, overbearing. The fashionable term, recorded among adolescents in the 1990s, was defined by Touch magazine in September 1993 as 'acting like your shit don't stink'. The origin of the expression is uncertain.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • stoush — /staʊʃ/ (say stowsh) Colloquial –noun 1. a fight. 2. physical aggression; violence: the group were dealing out stoush to the terrified customers. 3. an artillery bombardment. –verb (t) 4. to fight (someone or something). –phrase 5. the big stoush …   Australian English dictionary

  • stoush — /stowsh/, Australian Informal. v.t. 1. stonker (defs. 1, 2). n. 2. a fight or brawl. [1890 95; perh. imit.] * * * …   Universalium

  • stoush — noun a fight, an argument …   Wiktionary

  • Stoush — 1. hit, strike; fight; brawl; 2. (v.) fight (someone or something) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • stoush — Australian Slang 1. hit, strike; fight; brawl; 2. v fight (someone or something) …   English dialects glossary

  • stoush — n. fight, scuffle; noisy fight or quarrel, brawl v. (Australian use) fight; beat a person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stoush — v. & n. Austral. & NZ sl. v.tr. 1 hit; fight with. 2 attack verbally. n. a fight; a beating. Etymology: 19th c.: orig. uncert …   Useful english dictionary

  • stoush Austral./NZ — [staʊʃ] informal verb hit or fight with. noun a brawl or other fight. Origin C19: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • stoush merchant — /ˈstaʊʃ mɜtʃənt/ (say stowsh merchuhnt) noun Obsolete Colloquial someone who incites or participates energetically in a brawl …   Australian English dictionary

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