One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A row or fracas.
disturbance, quarrel, scuffle, brawl, affray, tussle, melee, free-for-all, fight, clash, skirmish, brouhaha, riot, uproar, commotionView synonyms
- ‘The boy prefers ball-handling skills and astute back-up play to physical confrontation; the man is one of the game's great enforcers and loves a stushie.’
- ‘Ask this question and you might find yourself embroiled in a stooshie.’
- ‘The censorship stooshie may stir up some media attention, but it also creates a misrepresentation of a film defined more by ponderous pacing and pretentiousness than by gratuitous sensation.’
- ‘As primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, he was at the centre of many a religious stooshie over soft drugs and same-sex marriages and he seemed to revel in the rough-and-tumble.’
- ‘But a stooshie has erupted over this collection of artworks.’
- ‘What a stushie the professor has caused with his research on the Scots language!’
- ‘As players all we want to do is get on and play rugby, and the almighty stushie at Murrayfield is an unwanted distraction.’
- ‘There was one almighty stushie which has left her extremely guarded when faced with a tape recorder.’
- ‘It is this scene which Birthistle, a Catholic, believes will cause the biggest stooshie among those of her faith.’
- ‘There has also been something of a stushie over the attribution to Burns of poems not hitherto in his canon.’
- ‘The last time he spoke about Orkney he caused a right stooshie.’
- ‘I remember at the first conference that there was a minor stooshie regarding whether or not the internet was an important issue for young people.’
- ‘He also travels a lot and has had several stushies with major airlines.’
- ‘And there tends to be a bit of a stushie when the men with clipboards lock horns with the men of the cloth; remember the hoo-hah when they carbon-dated the Turin shroud?’
- ‘Whenever there is a stooshie north of the Border, Irvine, who has an undoubted flair for publicity, is unlikely to be far away.’
Early 19th century: of unknown origin.
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