fracas

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

Definition of fracas

plural

fracases

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fracas

\-ˌkäz\
  1. :  a noisy quarrel :  brawl

Examples of fracas in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of fracas

French, din, row, from Italian fracasso, from fracassare to shatter


First Known Use: 1716


FRACAS Defined for English Language Learners

fracas

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

Definition of fracas for English Language Learners

  • : a noisy argument or fight


FRACAS Defined for Kids

fracas

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noun fra·cas \ˈfrā-kəs, ˈfra-\

Definition of fracas for Students

  1. :  a noisy quarrel :  brawl



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