Definition of Dustup

1. Noun. An angry dispute. "They had words"

Exact synonyms: Quarrel, Row, Run-in, Words, Wrangle
Generic synonyms: Conflict, Difference, Difference Of Opinion, Dispute
Specialized synonyms: Affray, Altercation, Fracas, Bicker, Bickering, Fuss, Pettifoggery, Spat, Squabble, Tiff, Bust-up
Derivative terms: Quarrel, Wrangle



Definition of Dustup

1. Noun. (informal) A scuffle or fight. ¹

2. Noun. (informal by extension) An argument or dispute. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dustup

1. an argument [n -S] - See also: argument

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dustup

dustmotes
dustoff
dustoffs
dustpan
dustpanful
dustpans
dustproof
dustrag
dustrags
dusts
dusts off
dustsheet
dustsheets
duststorm
duststorms
dustup (current term)
dustups
dusty
dusty miller
dusty millers
dusty plasma
dutasteride
dutch
dutch-auction
dutch auction
dutch clover
dutch oven furnace
dutch rub
dutches
dutchess

Literary usage of Dustup

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1. Europe and America Beyond 2000 by Pierre Hassner, Gregory F. Treverton (1990)
"The German-American dustup over short-range nuclear forces in 1989 was, in its own terms, important only to strategic theologians. But it did illustrate the ..."

2. Hackoff.com: An Historic Murder Mystery Set in the Internet Bubble and Rubble by Tom Evslin (2006)
"I did write lots of cool stuff while I was in the Windows Desktop Group at Microsoft, but there was a big political dustup over how to deal with the ..."

3. The Language of Foreign Affairs (1987)
"915-916: and • Lunar dustup,' Time. Mar. 24, 1980, p. 47. 3. The treaty required a minimum of five ratifications In order for It to come Into effect. ..."

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