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Tuesday, May 29, 2001

Definitions for donnybrook

  1. A brawl; a free-for-all.
  2. A heated quarrel or dispute.

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Citations for donnybrook
But this was the beginning of Tommy's years of fighting back, a period that ended in a donnybrook conducted all over the O'Connor house. Tracy Kidder, Home Town
Wine and talk flow freely, so much so that the meal ends with a Rooney family donnybrook over, typically enough, religion and politics. Howard Frank Mosher, New York Times
Origin of donnybrook
1850-1855
A donnybrook is so called after Donnybrook, Ireland, a suburb of Dublin that once held an annual fair known for its brawls.
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