Definition of fracas in English:

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fracas

Pronunciation: /ˈfrakɑː/

noun (plural same /ˈfrakɑːz/ or US fracases)

A noisy disturbance or quarrel: the fracas was broken up by stewards
More 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.
Synonyms
disturbance, quarrel, scuffle, brawl, affray, tussle, melee, free-for-all, fight, clash, skirmish, brouhaha, riot, uproar, commotion;
Scottish  stooshie;
Irish , North American , & Australian  donnybrook;
West Indian  bangarang
British informal, Football  afters
Scottish informal rammy
North American informal rhubarb
archaic broil, miff

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with fracas

Dakar
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