Share this entry

Share this page


Line breaks: ba|garre
Pronunciation: /baˈɡɑː

Definition of bagarre in English:


A noisy disturbance or brawl.
Example sentences
  • He was in the thick of the bagarres in the Latin Quarter where he noted the viciousness of the French police.
  • In one of the walls was a hole, made, one might guess, in the heat of a bagarre.
  • At last night's Almack's there was such a bagarre among them, that several ladies were obliged to wait for hours before the chaos was reduced to any order.


late 19th century: French.

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day libretto
Pronunciation: lɪˈbrɛtəʊ
the text of an opera…