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donnybrook Explained

donnybrook at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


donnybrook at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1852, from Donnybrook Fair, proverbial for carousing and brawling, held in County Dublin until 1855. ///

donnybrook at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

99 Moby Thesaurus words for "donnybrook":
Bedlam let loose, ado, affray, altercation, argument, bedlam,
bicker, blast, blood feud, bobbery, bother, brawl, broil, brouhaha,
charivari, chirm, clamor, clangor, clap, clatter, commotion,
contention, controversy, din, discord, dispute, disturbance,
donnybrook fair, drunken brawl, dustup, embroilment, feud, fight,
flap, fliting, foofaraw, fracas, fray, free-for-all, fuss, hassle,
hell broke loose, helter-skelter, howl, hubbub, hue and cry,
hullabaloo, imbroglio, jangle, knock-down-and-drag-out, logomachy,
loud noise, melee, noise, noise and shouting, open quarrel, outcry,
pandemonium, pell-mell, polemic, pother, quarrel, racket, rampage,
rattle, rhubarb, riot, roar, rough-and-tumble, roughhouse, row,
ruckus, ruction, rumble, rumpus, scramble, scrimmage, sharp words,
shindy, shivaree, slanging match, snarl, spat, squabble, stir,
strife, thunder, thunderclap, tiff, tintamarre, to-do, trouble,
tumult, turmoil, tussle, uproar, vendetta, words, wrangle

donnybrook at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Disorder): {Violent disagreement}: row, rumble, disturbance, hubbub, convulsion, tumult, uproar, revolution, riot, rumpus, scramble, brawl, fracas, fight, free-for-all, row, ruction, rumpus, embroilment, melee, donnybrook, Bedlam, all hell broke loose, bull in a china shop.

donnybrook at English (WD) Of Explained:



Named from Category: w - :Donnybrook, Dublin|Donnybrook, a suburb of Dublin, the site of a notoriously disorderly annual fair.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈdɒnɪbrʊk/


Inter: en-nou » n
  • A brawl or fracas; a scene of chaos.
    1. 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘His Chance in Life’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio 2005, p. 56:
    2. :But the Hindus turned out and broke their heads; when, finding lawlessness pleasant, Hindus and Muhammadans together raised an aimless sort of Donnybrook just to see how far they could go.
    3. 1988, James McPherson, Battle Cry for Freedom, Oxford 2003, p. 200:
    4. :Sherman's signature caused another donnybrook over the election of a speaker of the House when the 36th Congress convened in December 1859.
    5. 2002, Joseph O'Connor, Star of the Sea, Vintage 2003, p. 223:
    6. :This was no innocuous donnybrook but a veritable carnival of thuggee.

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