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stramash

[ struh-mash, stram-uhsh ]
/ strəˈmæʃ, ˈstræm əʃ /
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noun Scot.
an uproar; disturbance.
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Origin of stramash

First recorded in 1795–1805; origin uncertain
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How to use stramash in a sentence

  • It was country against country, a general stramash; we had to look out for ourselves.

  • A terrible stramash of a lumber, and a plunging and a groaning we heard somewhere; and rushing out, lo and behold!

  • Men hae been married afore now without making sic a stramash.

    Tommy and Grizel|J.M. Barrie

British Dictionary definitions for stramash

stramash
/ (strəˈmæʃ) Scot /

noun
an uproar; tumult; brawl
verb (tr)
to destroy; smash

Word Origin for stramash

C18: perhaps expanded from smash
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