stramash

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

stramash (third-person singular simple present stramashes, present participle stramashing, simple past and past participle stramashed)

  1. (UK, Scotland, dialect) To strike, beat, or bang; to break; to destroy.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain. Possibly colonial (?) from the Hindi 'tamasha' which also means 'a commotion' [Devanagari?]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

stramash (plural stramashes)

  1. uproar, din
  2. turmoil; affray; a fight
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Barham to this entry?)