Definition of fracas in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfrākəs/

noun (plural fracases)

A noisy disturbance or quarrel.
Example sentences
  • There were fights and fracas where I saw guns, knives, baseball bats and the rest, but nothing I couldn't handle.
  • During the fracas, a single gun shot was fired leaving a 24-year-old man wounded..
  • Fowler also suffered a suspected broken nose in April 1999 during a fracas outside a Liverpool hotel.
disturbance, brawl, melee, rumpus, skirmish, struggle, scuffle, scrum, clash, fisticuffs, altercation
informal scrap, dust-up, set-to, donnybrook
vulgar slang shitstorm


Early 18th century: French, from fracasser, from Italian fracassare 'make an uproar'.

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Syllabification: fra·cas

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