donnybrook

[ don-ee-broo k ]
/ ˈdɒn iˌbrʊk /

noun (often initial capital letter)

an inordinately wild fight or contentious dispute; brawl; free-for-all.

Origin of donnybrook

First recorded in 1850–55; after Donnybrook (Fair).
Also called Donnybrook Fair.
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donnybrook

/ (ˈdɒnɪˌbrʊk) /

noun

a rowdy brawl

Word Origin for donnybrook

C19: after Donnybrook Fair, an annual event until 1855 near Dublin
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