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donnybrook

A wild fight or brawl. The name refers to the "Donnybrook Fair," an event held annually until 1855 in Donnybrook, Ireland, and known for the rowdy fights that sometimes occurred there. I knew there had been a donnybrook at the bar when my friends came home bruised and bloodied.

donnybrook

n. a big argument; a brawl. There was a big donnybrook at the concert, and the police were called.