Definition of stramash in English:



Scottish, Northern english
  • An uproar; a row.

    ‘The SNP must not allow itself to be bullied in the stramash over the Commons vote’
    • ‘In the ensuing stramash I was left behind with my grandparents.’
    • ‘It's another case of the tunnel vision typified by the stramash over the Holyrood Parliament art collection.’
    • ‘That stramash had many of the same elements of the war in question - except for the presence of 10,000 Scottish soldiers, many of whom had little idea why they were fighting or who was the enemy.’
    • ‘And for the players, their little stramash constituted the only action in the match which saw so many involved and apparently working so well for each other.’
    • ‘They should, too, have been down to ten men with five minutes to go when Stuart Elliott, after a bit of a stramash with Iain Nicolson, climbed to his feet only to blatantly push over his opponent.’
    • ‘This caused a bit of a stramash up here, as you can well imagine.’
    • ‘These players, while out for a night in the Danish capital, got involved in a stramash at a Copenhagen nightclub.’
    uproar, racket, loud noise, confused noise, commotion, cacophony, babel, hubbub, tumult, fracas, clangour, crash, clatter, clash
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Late 18th century: apparently imitative.