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dustup

[ duhst-uhp ]
/ ˈdʌstˌʌp /
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noun
a quarrel; argument; row.
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Origin of dustup

First recorded in 1895–1900; noun use of verb phrase dust up
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British Dictionary definitions for dustup

dust-up
/ informal /

noun
a quarrel, fight, or argument
verb dust up
(tr, adverb) to attack or assault (someone)
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