nounBritish informal or humorous
1A tea party or other function, typically of a grand or official kind.
- I hope my employers aren't planning to hold a bunfight in a bakery any time soon.
- But this year things seem to have turned with the World Social Forum hardly gaining any coverage because of its increasing irrelevance while the Davos bunfight got almost as much coverage as the Iraqi election.
- The second was a couple of years after that, when we met at some kind of bunfight to promote his 1996 stage reunion with Jack Milroy in their 1960s double act as Glasgow teddy boys Francie and Josie.
1.1A heated argument or exchange.
- In his many years as a councillor he has witnessed many intrigues, backstabbings and bunfights at Hull's Guildhall - and his reaction to the latest particularly vicious spat is a weary shrug.
- I want to deal with the facts and the truth - not to get involved in a bunfight between a panel of MPs.
- But seems someone objected to this lobbying of the State's leading philosopher and novelist, and the next thing you know, Country Energy is being dragged into a political bunfight.
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