Donnybrook Fair

[ don-ee-brook ]

  1. a fair which until 1855 was held annually at Donnybrook, County Dublin, Ireland, and which was famous for rioting and dissipation.

Words Nearby Donnybrook Fair Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Donnybrook Fair in a sentence

  • The spirit of Donnybrook Fair is there today as much as ever, and wherever you see a head, hit it, would be home rule.

  • He picked it up at Donnybrook Fair, and applied it practically in his present predicament.

  • A head in this creek to-day is like a head at Donnybrook Fair, anybody will hit it if it is possible to do so.

    An Undivided Union | Oliver Optic
  • Do you mind that shtick—big enough to sarve as a respictable shillalah at Donnybrook Fair?

    In the Pecos Country | Edward Sylvester Ellis (AKA Lieutenant R.H. Jayne)
  • Where has the pugilistic hilarity of the Irish scope as at Donnybrook Fair?

    The Collector | Henry T. Tuckerman