from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A noisy, disorderly fight or quarrel; a brawl. See Synonyms at brawl.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A noisy disorderly quarrel, fight, brawl, disturbance or scrap.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An uproar; a noisy quarrel; a disturbance; a brawl.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A disorderly noise or uproar; a brawl or noisy quarrel; a disturbance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. noisy quarrel
The housing-market uncertainty stemming from the foreclosure fracas is unabated, despite moves by Bank of America Corp. and GMAC to resume some suspended foreclosure sales.
Joining the fracas is Owl, who is given a sex-change operation here.
Graham, does the dict. happen to contain the word fracas?
The recent Alan Blinder fracas is a case in point.
Thanks to Dr. Shellie for the pointer. (reminder: The fracas is over the intimidation of prospective MIT hire by a senior faculty member).
What seems to have gotten lost in the fracas is that the proposed measure passed by a vote of 243-161 as an amendment to a $19.4 billion foreign aid bill.
You may recall the fracas over the cross in the Mojave desert shown here that was up before the U.S.
Mike Walker says the fracas was the culmination of six months of bickering among the staffers despite attempts he and his business partner made to resolve things.
The immediate cause of the fracas was the appearance of sundry articles, copied from the _New York Times_, referring to the "Lola Montez-like insolence, bare-faced hypocrisy, and effrontery of Queen Christina of Spain."
He felt intensely the stupidity of the whole affair, but thought he could not avoid the fight without degradation; while to Shields such a fracas was a delight.