falling-out

noun fall·ing-out \ ˌfȯ-liŋ-ˈau̇t \

Definition of falling-out

plural fallings-out or falling-outs
: an instance of falling out : quarrel
  • had a falling-out with his parents

First Known Use of falling-out

1568

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FALLING-OUT Defined for English Language Learners

falling-out

Definition of falling-out for English Language Learners

  • : a serious argument or disagreement



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