Altercation: noun, a noisy argument or disagreement.
Last night I had a little altercation
They wobbled menacingly
Beneath the yellow streetlight it became a situation
(Jarvis Cocker, ‘Fat Children’)
From his first solo album in 2006, ‘Jarvis‘, this autobiographical tale of a late-night mugging enables Cocker to broaden the pop vocabulary by using a word slightly more interesting than ‘stoush’. Which is fortunate, because it’s not easy to think of a rhyme for ‘stoush’.