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fracas

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

Simple Definition of fracas

  • : a noisy argument or fight

Full Definition of fracas

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

  1. :  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



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