dustup

noun
dust·​up | \ ˈdəst-ˌəp How to pronounce dustup (audio) \

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Examples of dustup in a Sentence

He had a dustup with a guy in the bar. he came home with a black eye from the dustup at the bar
Recent Examples on the Web The rapper’s message felt particularly resonant in the wake of her recent dustup with Tory Lanez. Sonaiya Kelley, Los Angeles Times, "Megan Thee Stallion calls out injustice against Black women in ‘SNL’ performance," 4 Oct. 2020 The Dodgers and Astros had their own dustup when Los Angeles visited Houston last month. Janie Mccauley, Star Tribune, "Astros coach gets 20-game suspension; Oakland player suspended for six," 12 Aug. 2020 No punches were thrown but Counsell and St. Louis manager Mike Shildt were both ejected in the aftermath with Shildt the most animated person in the entire dustup aside from Molina. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 18, Cardinals 3: Jekyll-and-Hyde offense turns in another huge night," 15 Sep. 2020 The Dodgers and Astros had their own dustup when Los Angeles visited Houston last month. Janie Mccauley, Star Tribune, "Astros coach gets 20-game suspension; Oakland player suspended for six," 12 Aug. 2020 The Dodgers and Astros had their own dustup when Los Angeles visited Houston last month. Janie Mccauley, Star Tribune, "Astros coach gets 20-game suspension; Oakland player suspended for six," 12 Aug. 2020 At least that’s what Calhoun saw, read and heard in the wake of the Rangers-Padres dustup over Fernando Tatis’ 3-0 grand slam swing. Evan Grant, Dallas News, "Willie Calhoun says it’s ‘unfair’ for Rangers’ Chris Woodward, Padres’ Jayce Tingler to be publicly scrutinized," 19 Aug. 2020 The Dodgers and Astros had their own dustup when Los Angeles visited Houston last month. Janie Mccauley, Star Tribune, "Astros coach gets 20-game suspension; Oakland player suspended for six," 12 Aug. 2020 The dustup comes amid reports that a U.S. helicopter gunship attacked a Syrian army checkpoint in the country’s northeast, killing one soldier and wounding two others. Fox News, "US troops attacked in eastern Syria, officials say," 17 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of dustup

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dustup was in 1897

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8 Oct 2020

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“Dustup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dustup. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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dustup

noun
How to pronounce dustup (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of dustup

informal : a fight or loud argument

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