Definition of brannigan in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbranɪɡ(ə)n/
(also branigan)


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