donnybrook


don·ny·brook

noun, often capitalized \ˈdä-nē-ˌbrk\

: a public argument

: an uncontrolled fight

Full Definition of DONNYBROOK

2
:  a usually public quarrel or dispute

Examples of DONNYBROOK

  1. A donnybrook has erupted over the court's decision.
  2. <a dozen people were arrested after the donnybrook at the stadium>

Origin of DONNYBROOK

Donnybrook Fair, annual Irish event known for its brawls
First Known Use: 1852

Don·ny·brook

geographical name \ˈdä-nē-ˌbrk\

Definition of DONNYBROOK

city E Ireland in Leinster, SE suburb of Dublin

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