The definition of a fracas is a noisy disturbance, fight or argument.
When your neighbors down the hall have a screaming match over who forgot to take out the garbage, this is an example of a fracas.
a noisy fight or loud quarrel; brawl
Origin of fracasFrench ; from Italian fracasso ; from fracassare, to smash, probably blend ; from frangere (; from L: see break) + cassare, to quash, break ; from Classical Latin quassare: see quash
A noisy, disorderly fight or quarrel. See Synonyms at brawl.
Origin of fracasFrench, from Italian fracasso, from fracassare, to make an uproar.