dustup

dustup

[duhst-uhp]
noun
a quarrel; argument; row.

Origin:
1895–1900; noun use of verb phrase dust up

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dustup
"fight," 1897, from dust + up; to dust (someone's) coat was ironical for "to beat (someone) soundly" (1680s).
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