- a quarrel; argument; row.
Origin of dustup
First recorded in 1895–1900; noun use of verb phrase dust up
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Examples from the Web for dustup
The apparatus the Clintons have in place could be a bit rusty, so this dustup is a test run for bigger battles ahead.Sharks Are Circling Around Hillary
March 13, 2014
The dustup was complete with hair-pulling, punching, and, of course, loads of cursing.‘Jersey Shore’ Canceled: 11 Wildest Moments (VIDEO)
August 31, 2012
That, not privacy, is what this latest Facebook dustup is all about.The Real Reason Facebook Changed Its Privacy Rules
May 25, 2010
Obama's dustup with reporters Thursday night reveals that he's got Bush's touch with the White House press corps.
Obama's dustup with reporters Thursday night reveals he's got Bush's touch with the White House press corps.
Word Origin and History for dustup
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