donnybrook

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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.
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"Martin's probably changed my feelings some about school choice," said Charles Brennan of KMOX, also a Donnybrook regular.
In fact, Pfaff says, "a donnybrook ensued" whenever one of these mutant females was introduced to a normal male.