Definition of brannigan in English:

brannigan

noun

North American
informal
  • A brawl or violent argument.

    • ‘We had a brannigan about this at the Caughey home one night.’
    • ‘He remembered a violent brannigan they'd had because he'd kidded her cruelly one night about her ‘rust-proof furniture’.’
    • ‘My boss and the Senator of West Virginia got into a brannigan over who grew up in the family that had the smallest outhouse.’
    • ‘The youngs and the olds have different opinions, so they can have a brannigan.’
    brawl, fracas, melee, row, rumpus, confrontation, skirmish, sparring match, exchange, struggle, tussle, scuffle, altercation, wrangle, scrum, clash, disturbance
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Origin

Late 19th century: of unknown origin; perhaps from the surname Brannigan.

Pronunciation

brannigan

/ˈbranəɡən/