Definition of brannigan in English:

brannigan

noun

North american
informal
  • A brawl or violent argument.

    • ‘He remembered a violent brannigan they'd had because he'd kidded her cruelly one night about her ‘rust-proof furniture’.’
    • ‘We had a brannigan about this at the Caughey home one night.’
    • ‘The youngs and the olds have different opinions, so they can have a brannigan.’
    • ‘My boss and the Senator of West Virginia got into a brannigan over who grew up in the family that had the smallest outhouse.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

brannigan

/ˈbranəɡən/