donnybrook
[ don-ee-brook ]
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Part of Speechnoun
Origin + Etymology
Mid 19th centuryfrom the name of a suburb of Dublin, Ireland, formerly famous for its annual fair
Synonyms
  • battle royal
  • fight
  • fracas
  • fray
  • free-for-all
  • hoedown
  • melee
  • rhubarb
  • riot
  • row
  • rumble
  • shindig
  • slugfest
  • turmoil
  • uproar
Antonyms
  • agreement
  • calm
  • harmony
  • peace
  • quiet
  • truce
  • friendship
  • kindness
Definition
an inordinately wild fight or contentious dispute; brawl; free-for-all
Example
The crowd cleared out quickly when a violent donnybrook broke out in the center.
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