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

Definition of dustup

: row, fight

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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

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The newspaper published by Nora’s missing husband, which is in dire financial circumstances, is engaged in a political dustup with a rival newspaper. Belinda Luscombe, Time, "'I Put 1,400 Pages in the Trash.' The Tiger's Wife Author Téa Obreht on Killing Two Books to Create Her New Novel," 13 Aug. 2019 Johnson celebrated a hit on tight end Jace Sternberger by flexing his muscles, leading to a dustup. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "Texans corner Lonnie Johnson Jr. held out of practice after flap," 6 Aug. 2019 Ezekiel Elliott’s dustup at a music festival did not escape the eyes of the NFL. 4. Conor Orr, SI.com, "Five Teams Entering Their Super Bowl Window," 2 July 2019 The dustup with Tim Healey of Newsday occurred after the Mets blew a late lead in a 5-3 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field. chicagotribune.com, "Mets manager and pitcher confront a reporter after Sunday’s loss to the Cubs," 23 June 2019 Since the dustup with Ahmari, the local police department had kept watch on his house. Benjamin Wallace-wells, The New Yorker, "David French, Sohrab Ahmari, and the Battle for the Future of Conservatism," 12 Sep. 2019 Brown apologized for that dustup and Oakland coach Jon Gruden said the receiver would play in Monday night’s opener against the Broncos. Jim Mcbride, BostonGlobe.com, "Patriots sign Antonio Brown," 7 Sep. 2019 The dustup encompasses several policy debates, including the future of farming, the role of government in the marketplace and climate change. Nic Garcia, The Denver Post, "Colorado farmers and ranchers have a beef with Gov. Jared Polis," 2 Sep. 2019 But the latest dustup can be traced to last winter when the MPS board renewed Carmen's charter contract and lease for two years. Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A tug of war over who gets to use a single Milwaukee classroom spills into the streets," 30 Aug. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of dustup

informal : a fight or loud argument

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