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dustup

[duhst-uhp] /ˈdʌstˌʌp/
noun
1.
a quarrel; argument; row.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; noun use of verb phrase dust up
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Word Origin and History for dustup
n.

"fight," 1897, from dust + up; perhaps from dust "confusion, disturbance" (1590s). To dust (someone's) coat was ironical for "to beat (someone) soundly" (1680s).

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Slang definitions & phrases for dustup

dustup

noun

A quarrel or fight; altercation; scrap: a big dustup in the office of a vice-president (1897+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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