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Donnybrook

[dä-nē-ˌbru̇k]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Irish English, 19th century

1.

Melee, fracas, or brawl

2.

A public and intense fight

Examples of Donnybrook in a sentence

"The angry crowd broke out into a donnybrook after a rock was thrown."

"The bitter, public donnybrook between the two candidates left voters feeling disheartened."

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About Donnybrook

Donnybrook has a pretty literal origin story. It's named after the Donnybrook Fair, a particularly raucous festival that occurred annually near Dublin, Ireland, for over 600 years.

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Donnybrook has a pretty literal origin story. It's named after the Donnybrook Fair, a particularly raucous festival that occured annually near Dublin, Ireland, for over 600 years.

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