[bran-i-guh n]


a carouse.
a squabble; brawl.

Origin of brannigan

First recorded in 1925–30; probably from proper name Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for brannigan

Historical Examples of brannigan

  • 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