noun Australian informal
a controversial current-affairs issue
a social gaffe
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barbacoaBarbacoa was borrowed by Spanish colonists to describe the cooking style of indigenous Caribbean peoples.
- barbecue sauce,
- barbed tributary,
- barbed wire,
- barbed-wire grass,
Word Origin for barbecue stopper
C21: coined by John Howard; from the notion that such a discussion is likely to interrupt a barbecue with loud debate
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