- A brawl or fracas; a scene of chaos.
- 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘His Chance in Life’, Plain Tales from
the Hills, Folio 2005, p. 56:
- But the Hindus turned out and broke their heads; when, finding lawlessness pleasant, Hindus and Muhammadans together raised an aimless sort of Donnybrook just to see how far they could go.
- 2003, Robert Casemore, Gold Is Where You Find It, Xlibris 2003,
- The regulars here, includin' me, put up a real donnybrook to save the place.
- 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘His Chance in Life’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio 2005, p. 56:
Donnybrook may refer to:
- A fight or brawl.
- Donnybrook, Dublin, Ireland, site of the original Donnybrook Fair, which earned a reputation for drunkenness and disorder
- Donnybrook Rugby Ground, Ireland, a rugby union stadium
- Donnybrook, Queensland, Australia
- Donnybrook, Western Australia, Australia
- Donnybrook, Victoria, Australia
- Donnybrook railway station, Victoria, Australia
- Donnybrook, North Dakota, United States of America
- Donnybrook, KwaZulu-Natal, Republic of South Africa
Donnybrook may also mean:
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