Definition of fracas in English:


Line breaks: fra¦cas
Pronunciation: /ˈfrakɑː

noun (plural same /-kɑːz/ or US fracases)

A noisy disturbance or quarrel: the fracas was broken up by stewards
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  • 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, 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


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

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