bunfight


Also found in: Thesaurus.

bunfight

(ˈbʌnˌfaɪt)
n
1. a tea party
2. ironic an official function
3. a petty squabble or argument
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bunfight - (Briticism) a grand formal party on an important occasion
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
party - an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment; "he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
References in periodicals archive ?
The contest to replace Kezia Dugdale was always going to become a bunfight between hard left followers of Jeremy Corbyn and more moderate forces.
Injuries to Garry Ringrose and Robbie Henshaw - the latter will be back in a few weeks, the former not until probably November - made it a bunfight at Leinster for the centre positions.
Conceived, designed and directed by Brett Bailey for South Africa's Third World Bunfight, with music adapted by Fabrizio Cassol from Verdi's Macbeth, the cast attacked the score with vigour and violence.
The atmosphere is always electric and last year centre manager Jonathan Hardy said: "It's a bit of a bunfight but very good-natured.
They would not join in the undignified bunfight that the referendum campaign has become and would not publicly support either side.
Both players did very well as Brighton were pushed back and while Blues had to leave plenty of gaps for Brighton to exploit, they actually dragged the league leaders into a bunfight.
I also note that Cardiff Labour Group once again find themselves embroiled in another vicious bunfight.
This summer has been a 72-day bunfight about cigs, chicken soup and Helen hurling boringly repetitive X-rated insults.
It could be a bit of a bunfight in theory, but the audience is always amazing - and always makes sure the comics have a great time.
The Isthmian Premier play-offs looks even more of a bunfight since just two points separated Kingstonian in second from Hornchurch in fifth.
And who could forget the Jimmy Choo bunfight of 2009?
I do not begrudge those involved having some acknowledgement of their public service, no doubt with a bunfight at the Town Hall thrown in, but I do wonder if in due course we might end up with more aldermen than elected councillors in Liverpool.