grabuge

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

[From 1526] as gaburge (dispute, fight). Unknown, but perhaps from Venetian garbugio (fight, skirmish?). Cognate with Italian garbuglio (tumult, disorder, confusion, mess).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡʁa.byʒ/, [gʀaby:ʒ]

Noun[edit]

grabuge m (plural grabuges)

  1. scrap, ruckus; mayhem
  2. Discussion that turns violent; a quarrel.

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