Definition of brannigan in English:


Syllabification: bran·ni·gan
Pronunciation: /ˈbranigən


North American informal
  • A brawl or violent argument.
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    • 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.


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

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