fracas fracas  /f ˈreɪ kəs/


  • (n) noisy quarrel



  1. But despite the heated rhetoric once again fueling a Florida fracas, it's not at all clear that Rifqa Bary's rights are in danger.
  2. Still, the fracas has stirred some quiet debate in the community.
  3. More than 7% of Britons, meanwhile, had been involved in a fracas, compared with 3.


  1. Eric Hinske, Brandon McCarthy speak out on MLB suspension rulings

    As you learned earlier this afternoon, Major League Baseball doled out suspensions as expected for the Dodgers’ and Diamondbacks’ participation in Tuesday night’s fracas. There weren’t too many surprises, though as Craig noted, Yasiel Puig and Zack Greinke were not suspended at all, receiving only fines. On the D-Back side of things, Eric Hinske received…
    on June 15, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: HardballTalk

  2. Australian Batsman Apologizes for Striking England Player

    The Australian batsman David Warner issued an apology for striking an England player, Joe Root, in a late night barroom fracas.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Cricket-Australia's Warner says sorry for bar fracas

    (Updates and recasts after Warner's apology) LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) - Australia batsman David Warner issued an apology on Thursday for getting involved in a late night bar-room fracas with young England player Joe Root. "It's true I struck Joe in the face and I'm here today to put my hand up and apologise publicly to Joe and to own up to my actions," Warner told a news conference. "I'm ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "I've just heard second-hand reports that there was a little fracas, a little tussle between some people we don't know and some of our football players," Spurrier said. "None of our guys were hurt."
    on Sep 11, 2008 By: Steve Spurrier Source: USA Today

  2. "You were trying to avoid a fracas and public embarrassment, and here you are in a fracas and public embarrassment," State Sen. Ronda Storms, R-Valrico, told Brogan at a joint legislative audit committee in January.
    on Mar 11, 2008 By: Ronda Storms Source: Orlando Sentinel

  3. "Already tonight, Club for Growth [and] economic conservatives are attacking Mike Huckabee saying he's unacceptable for the party," David Gergen, a CNN political analyst, said Thursday night. "So there's going to be a fracas on the Republican...
    on Jan 4, 2008 By: David Gergen Source: CNN

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