dust·​up ˈdəst-ˌəp How to pronounce dustup (audio)
: row, fight

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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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dustup was in 1897

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“Dustup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dustup. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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