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Definition of fracas noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

fracas

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈfrækɑː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfreɪkəs//
 
(pl. fracas
BrE BrE//ˈfrækɑːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfreɪkɑːz//
 
, (North American English)fracases)
[usually singular]
 
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a noisy argument or fight, usually involving several people a fracas between the supporters of the two teams Word Origin early 18th cent.: French, from fracasser, from Italian fracassare ‘make an uproar’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fracas