Kit took a job cleaning houses and fell for a big, brawling man named Newt McPherson.
He looks nothing like the brawling, expansive prince of before.
Mitchell especially disdained women artists, talented or not, whom she deemed insufficiently macho, boozing, and brawling.
late 14c., braulen "to cry out, scold, quarrel," probably related to Dutch brallen "to boast," or from French brailler "to shout noisily," frequentative of braire "to bray" (see bray (v.)). Meaning "quarrel, wrangle, squabble" is from early 15c. Related: Brawled; brawling.
mid-15c., from brawl (v.).
A noisy, riotous party
[1920s+; fr brawl, ''a noisy fight,'' of obscure origin; perhaps related to Dutch brallen, ''brag,'' and Low German brallen, ''shout, roar''; perhaps fr French branle, ''an energetic circle dance'']