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noun fra·cas \ˈfrā-kəs, ˈfra-, British ˈfra-ˌkä\

: a noisy argument or fight

plural fra·cas·es \-kə-səz\ or British frac·as \-ˌkäz\

Full Definition of FRACAS

:  a noisy quarrel :  brawl

Examples of FRACAS

  1. <the police broke up the fracas in the bar and threw both combatants in the lockup>
  2. <police preparing for any fracas that might follow the soccer game>

Origin of FRACAS

French, din, row, from Italian fracasso, from fracassare to shatter
First Known Use: 1716

Rhymes with FRACAS

FRACASES Defined for Kids


noun fra·cas \ˈfrā-kəs, ˈfra-\

Definition of FRACAS for Kids

:  a noisy quarrel :  brawl


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