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brannigan

[bran-i-guh n]
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noun
  1. a carouse.
  2. a squabble; brawl.

Origin of brannigan

First recorded in 1925–30; probably from proper name
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Examples from the Web for brannigan

Historical Examples

  • Then he lit his pipe and took his seat on one of the windows of Brannigan's shop.

    Priscilla's Spies

    George A. Birmingham

  • We can pick up some biscuits and things at Brannigan's as we pass.

    Priscilla's Spies

    George A. Birmingham

  • "Then take that," yelled Brannigan, aiming a terrible blow at the boy.

    Bert Lloyd's Boyhood

    J. McDonald Oxley

  • Some one was telling how Brannigan fixed 'em over in the Eleventh.

  • "He don't seem to like the looks o' ye, Long," murmured Brannigan.

    The Secret Trails

    Charles G. D. Roberts