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1. A noisy or confused quarrel.
2. A drinking spree; a binge.

[Probably from the name Brannigan.]
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1. a noisy quarrel
2. slang US a drinking spree
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(ˈbræn ɪ gən)

1. a carousal.
2. a brawl.
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A drinking bout:
Slang: bat, bender, booze, jag, tear.
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