Donnybrook fair

n. fair that was held once a year at Donnybrook (County Dublin, Ireland) until 1855; wild brawl, fierce fight

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Donnybrook Fair — For other uses see Donnybrook Fair (disambiguation) Donnybrook Fair was a fair that used to be held in Donnybrook, Dublin from the 13th century until the 1850s. It has given its name to an Irish jig, a broadsheet ballad, and a slang term for a… …   Wikipedia

  • donnybrook fair — noun see donnybrook * * * /don ee brook / 1. a fair which until 1855 was held annually at Donnybrook, County Dublin, Ireland, and which was famous for rioting and dissipation. 2. donnybrook …   Useful english dictionary

  • Donnybrook Fair — /don ee brook / 1. a fair which until 1855 was held annually at Donnybrook, County Dublin, Ireland, and which was famous for rioting and dissipation. 2. donnybrook. * * * …   Universalium

  • Donnybrook Fair (disambiguation) — Donnybrook Fair may refer to: Donnybrook Fair, a horse fair that used to be held in Donnybrook, Dublin that gave rise to the term donnybrook meaning wild brawl , free for all An annual fair held in Walsh, Ontario, named after the Dublin fair This …   Wikipedia

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  • donnybrook — 1852, from Donnybrook Fair, proverbial for carousing and brawling, held in County Dublin until 1855 …   Etymology dictionary

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