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donnybrook

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1 a rough and often noisy fight usually involving several people
  • a dozen people were arrested after the donnybrook at the stadium

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2 an often noisy or angry expression of differing opinions
  • the kind of hot-button issue that inevitably creates a donnybrook in the halls of the statehouse

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“Donnybrook.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/donnybrook. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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