Origin of fracas
Examples from the Web for fracas
Jonathan Franzen is in a fracas over his comments deploring our literary culture, Amazon, and social media.
Bennett is part of the rightwing bloc, which is not, as a whole, weakened by the fracas.
Hart then segued into the Kristen Stewart fracas, joining Jodie Foster in the “get over it, people” camp.Rihanna, One Direction, Frank Ocean & More: 7 Best Moments from 2012 VMAs (VIDEO)|Shannon Donnelly|September 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The fracas began when one author boasted to the fashion blog Racked about Isabella's family members attending her book party.
The motley passengers were all sound asleep; no one had been disturbed by the fracas.Pirates of the Gorm|Nat Schachner
He wanted to tell this fat hypocrite what he thought of him and stand a fair show in the fracas which might follow.Boy Scouts in the Northwest|G. Harvey Ralphson
The guys he was with were getting set for a fracas, but they were waiting for Burt to lead off.Trees Are Where You Find Them|Arthur Dekker Savage
And in the fracas itself cavalry is going to be more important than either artillery or infantry.Mercenary|Dallas McCord Reynolds
I'm not fracas buff, but I know enough about current developments to know that.Frigid Fracas|Dallas McCord Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for fracas
Word Origin for fracas
Word Origin and History for fracas
1727, from French fracas (15c.), from Italian fracasso "uproar, crash," back-formation from fracassare "to smash, crash, break in pieces," from fra-, a shortening of Latin infra "below" + Italian cassare "to break," from Latin quassare "to shake" (see quash).