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A melee; a free-for-all. See Synonyms at brawl.

[After Donnybrook fair, held annually in Donnybrook, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland, and noted for its brawls.]


a rowdy brawl
[C19: after Donnybrook Fair, an annual event until 1855 near Dublin]


(ˈdɒn iˌbrʊk)

n. (often cap.)
a brawl or free-for-all. Also called Don′nybrook Fair′.
[1850–55; after Donnybrook (Fair), a fair held annually until 1855 at Donnybrook, a suburb of Dublin]


- Donnybrook is a suburb of Dublin, Ireland, once famous for its annual fair and now used to describe a scene of uproar or disorder.
See also related terms for uproar.
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A quarrel, fight, or disturbance marked by very noisy, disorderly, and often violent behavior:
Informal: fracas.
Slang: rumble.
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Lipizzan Consulting Limited, trading as Lipizzan Consulting Limited, having ceased to trade having its registered office at 3 Brookvale Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 and having its principal place of business at 3 Brookvale Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 and has no assets exceeding [euro]150 and having no liabilities exceeding [euro]150, has resolved to notify the Registrar of Companies that the company is not carrying on business and to request the Registrar on that basis to exercise his/her powers pursuant to section 733 of the Companies Act 2014 to strike the name of the company off the register.
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WALES Under-20 head coach Jason Strange has named a balanced side with experience and youth for their opening Under-20 Six Nations match against Ireland at Donnybrook tonight (7.35pm).
WALES under-20 head coach Jason Strange has named a balanced side blending experience and youth for their opening U20 Six Nations match against Ireland at Donnybrook on Friday (7.35pm).
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