breakup

[ breyk-uhp ]
/ ˈbreɪkˌʌp /

noun

disintegration; disruption; dispersal.
the ending of a personal, especially a romantic, relationship.
(in Alaska and Canada)
  1. the melting and loosening of ice in rivers and harbors during the early spring.
  2. the first day on which such ice is soft or dispersed enough to permit ships to use the waterways.
Informal. an act or instance of being convulsed with laughter.
temporary distortion in a televised picture.

Origin of breakup

First recorded in 1785–95; noun use of verb phrase break up
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