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[duhst-uhp] /ˈdʌstˌʌp/

a quarrel; argument; row.

“fight,” 1897, from dust + up; perhaps from dust “confusion, disturbance” (1590s). To dust (someone’s) coat was ironical for “to beat (someone) soundly” (1680s).


A quarrel or fight; altercation; scrap: a big dustup in the office of a vice-president (1897+)


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